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Mao - The Unknown Story

Jung Chang

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"Ever since the spectacular success of Chang's Wild Swans we have waited impatiently for her to complete with her husband this monumental study of China's most notorious modern leader. The expectation has been that she would rewrite modern Chinese history. The wait has been worthwhile and the expectation justified. This is a bombshell of a book." -Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, in The Times (London) 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 idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule-in peacetime. Combining meticulous research with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography offers a harrowing portrait of Mao's ruthless accumulation of power through the exercise of terror: his first victims were the peasants, then the intellectuals and, finally, the inner circle of his own advisors. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao's court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao's character and the enormity of his behavior toward his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jon Halliday, Robertson Dean

Length:

30h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:40

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:04


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:30


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:26


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:58


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:49


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:40


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:32


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:37


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:50


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:34


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:11


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:17


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:05


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:23


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:16


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:24


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:02


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:53


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:06


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:44


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:05


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:13


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:40


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

01:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:55


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:02


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:57


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:11


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:26


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:32


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:52


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:15


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:06


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:47


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:54


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:37


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:51


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:07


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:37


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:51


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:09


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:23


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:31


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:13


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:36


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:53


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:29


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:34


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:12


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

01:36


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:25


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:36


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

01:44


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:04


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:56


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:04


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:16


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:54


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:03


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:33


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:23


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:51


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:50


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:50


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:23


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:12


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:54


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:57


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:46


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:14


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:18


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:32


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:27


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:57


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:16


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:47


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:55


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:39


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:23


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:28


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:12


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:18


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:28


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:31


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

02:47


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:09


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:52


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:05


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

04:50


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:43


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:36


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

02:57


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

04:44


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:27


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

04:47


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:22


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:48


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:41


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:07

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