Summary: This biography of Mao uses Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China.
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012
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Summary: Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005
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Summary: Alexander Pantsov and Steven Levine's new biography of Deng Xiaoping does what no other biography has done: based on newly discovered documents, it covers his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-Tiananmen era. Thanks to unprecedented access to Russian archives containing massive files on the Chinese Communist Party, the authors present a wealth of new material on Deng...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2015