The Private Life of Chairman Mao

Author(s): Zhisui Li


For 22 years, Dr Zhisui Li was Mao Tse-tung's personal physician, confidant and companion. He saw Mao and his country through the years of "the Great Leap Forward" and the Cultural Revolution. In this book Li reveals details of Mao's relations with Krushchev and other Soviet leaders, and the growing paranoia that led Mao to turn against the Chinese Communist Party's ruling clique. The book also includes details of Mao's private life - his sexual appetite, the luxury and corruption of his imperial court, how he dominated his circle of intimates, his gradual physical disintegration, and the political effects of his aims, fears and idiosyncrasies.


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A landmark political biography and personal memoir providing an unprecedented insight into the private life of one of history's most infamous political figures; a dictator placed alongside Adolf Hitler and Robert Mugabe, Chairman Mao was the Communist founder and political leader of The People's Republic of China.

General Fields

  • : 9780099648819
  • : archi
  • : archi
  • : April 1996
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 43mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Zhisui Li
  • : Paperback
  • : 951.05092
  • : 720
  • : 1