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April 26, 2009


jj mollo

Just for contrast, there was an important book about Mao published in 2005. I put up a post about it at the time called Mao the Pitiless.

Frank Warner

I recall "Mao: The Unknown Story." After reading it, several China experts dramatically increased their estimates of the millions whom Mao murdered or allowed to die.


I travel to China regularly, and not on the so-called tourist track, and deal with friends and relatives who range from peasant farmers with the latest in everything to state party secretaries who can't even pee without being paranoid. Theysay the same thing as you have just so elequently spoken. Thankyou for giving a voice!

william krause

Jay Taylor's engrossing account of the travails of Chiang Kai-shek, accompanied by his fascinating,beautiful and western educated wife, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, during their tribulations is a history buffs ultimate pleasure. It involves most of the major political players and many of the prominent military leaders of the twentieth century, and Taylor deftly sketches them all while he probes the enigma that is Chiang Kai-shek. With access to Chiang's, and other's personal journals, he fleshes out the convolutions of war and politics of that momentous era, and Taylor informs the reader with objectivity, keen insight, and worldly-wise humor. A mind boggling story masterfully told.

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