Mao, Paperback / softback Book



Michael Lynch's second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure.

Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao's younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him.

Through a wealth of primary and secondary sources and a balanced consideration of the conflicting views that surround Mao's leadership, this book provides a thorough exploration of Mao's political and private life.

Key features of the second edition include a detailed analysis of the Long March, an account of Sino-Japanese relations and an assessment of Mao's ongoing legacy.

This biography will be essential reading for anyone interested in Mao and the politics of twentieth-century China.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 306 pages, 1 Tables, black and white; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: historical, political & military
  • ISBN: 9781138122079



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