Mao's Great Famine

Mao's Great Famine

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"Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because… (more)

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Publisher: Gale (October 01, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Samuel Johnson Prize 2011 winner


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