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Mao's great famine

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Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011. Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

Paperback edition from 2011. Slight creasing on the spine, from prior reading. Also some peeling of the cover coating, and slight knocks to the page block.

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Author(s):
Frank Dikotter
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12.5 x 19.5 x 3
Edition:
2011 paperback
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
140881003-3
ISBN-13:
9781408810033
Number of pages:
420
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Mao's Great Famine

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Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011. Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

Paperback edition from 2011. Slight creasing on the spine, from prior reading. Also some peeling of the cover coating, and slight knocks to the page block.

Author(s):
Frank Dikotter
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
12.5 x 19.5 x 3
Edition:
2011 paperback
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
140881003-3
ISBN-13:
9781408810033
Number of pages:
420
Publisher:
Bloomsbury
Title:
Mao's Great Famine

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