The historical verdict is still out on Mao Zedong. Was he a hero who unified China into one nation after a century of chaos? Was he a man who consistently upheld the rights of the poor and downtrodden? Was he a power-mad villain responsible for the deaths of of millions of Chinese? Was he a communist who became an emperor? Or was Mao all of these things? This anthology takes Mao from his humble beginnings as the son of a peasant to his position of ultimate power as the head of the world's most populous nation.
"An annotated table of contents, discussion questions, a chronology, and a reading list add to each book's value, but it is the diversity of the source materials that will make books in the series particularly useful."
-- Booklist (April 2000)
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