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review Mao A Biography 109 Everyone who came in close contact with Mao was taken aback at the anarchy of his personal ways He ate idiosyncratically He became increasingly sexually promiscuous as he aged He would stay up much of the night sleep during much of the day and at times he would postpone sleep remaining awa. B school Really hard to find a good biography of Mao One of the challenges of learning about Mao is that he s generally presented through a Western lens which is obviously heavily biased against communism and therefore biased against Mao By contrast Terrill is biased FOR Mao highlighting the significance of his influence on modern China while downplaying his obviously flawed economic and political views However the book is poorly written as an entry level biography for the uniformed Terrill assumes an understanding of Chinese culture and history as well as the nuances of the different communist views Marx vs Stalin vs Lenin making much of his analysis hard to follow I also found myself wanting details in some areas civil and Sino Japanese wars Cultural Revolution and less detail in others nuances of communist views Mao as a political leader Overall a very challenging subject to write on but missed the mark for me in a lot of ways

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review Mao A Biography 109 F Chinese politics It would seem difficult to reconcile these two disparate views of Mao But in a fundamental sense there was no brick wall between Mao the person and Mao the leader This biography attempts to provide a comprehensive account of this powerful and polarizing historical figure. I decided to read a biography of Mao after seeing Nixon in China the opera by John Adams in a live at the met production a couple of months ago Seeing the opera made me realize how little I knew about Mao although I d taken two terms of ChineseJapanese history in college in the mid 60s Those covered mostly the ancient cultural history and certainly didn t go beyond mid 19th century at all Reviews led me to this revised 1999 edition of Terrill s biographyI was somewhat alarmed by what seemed to me a tendency to uncritical acceptance of Mao s own recollections of his childhood and early youth but I suppose that that s almost inevitable when dealing with the very early life of someone completely unknown and insignificant at that stage of life Documentation naturally enough steadily improves as the book goes alongI do think it s well written and I found it kept my interest keen after the childhood section I haven t read enough about Mao and modern Chinese history to judge how accurate it is but it certainly has been praised by those who know And it s heightened my interest sufficiently so that I expect to read about the history of the era and today s China as well

download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¾ Ross Terrill

review Mao A Biography 109 Ke for thirty six hours or until tension and exhaustion overcame himYet many people who met Mao came away deeply impressed by his intellectual reach originality style of power within simplicity kindness toward low level staff members and the aura of respect that surrounded him at the top o. Very good comprehensive book detailing the life of Mao Zedong Terrill focuses less on Marxism Leninism and on Chinese traditional culture ex Romance of the Three Kingdoms Story of the Marshes Journey to the West etc as the core influences of Mao s ideology My only gripe with Terrill is his sensationalism at times in the book Also he doesn t seem to cast any doubt on the IMO highly dubious account of the CCP soldiers who swung on the ropes of a half destroyed bridge to throw grenades on the KMT eventually overwhelming them this was during the Long March


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    Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB note this review is of the original 1980 editionLives up to the title in that it explains Mao and only Mao nothing about historical

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    Ross Terrill ¾ 9 read & download Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB B school Really hard to find a good biography of Mao One of the challenges of learning about Mao is that he's generally presented through a Western lens which is obviously heavily biased against communism and therefore biased against Mao By contrast Terrill is biased FOR Mao highlighting the significance of his influence on modern China while downplaying his obviously flawed economic and political views Howev

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    Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB Ross Terrill ¾ 9 read & download Very good comprehensive book detailing the life of Mao Zedong Terrill focuses less on Marxism Leninism and on Chinese traditional culture ex Romance of the Three Kingdoms Story of the Marshes Journey to the West etc as the core influences of Mao's ideology My only gripe with Terrill is his sensationalism at times in the b

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    Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB Ross Terrill knows Chinese history wellbut he barely understands Chinese culture

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    Ross Terrill ¾ 9 read & download download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¾ Ross Terrill Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB I decided to read a biography of Mao after seeing Nixon in China the opera by John Adams in a live at the met production a couple of months ago Seeing the opera made me realize how little I knew about Mao although I'd taken two terms of ChineseJapanese history in college in the mid 60s Those covered mostly the ancient c

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    Free Mao A Biography – PDF or EPUB Ross Terrill ¾ 9 read & download summary Mao A Biography I read this many years ago It is a masterpiece A complete objective account of Mao and China

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    summary Mao A Biography Ross Terrill ¾ 9 read & download download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¾ Ross Terrill It is always interesting to get outsider's view on our country's great historical figures Perhaps for a balance

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  • Paperback
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  • Mao A Biography
  • Ross Terrill
  • English
  • 08 February 2020
  • 9780804729215