Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikotter

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62 by Frank Dikotter

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An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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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 lead 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.

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SKU GOR003002690
Title Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Author By (author) Frank Dikotter
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 1408810034
ISBN 13 9781408810033
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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 lead 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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003002690
Title Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Author By (author) Frank Dikotter
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 1408810034
ISBN 13 9781408810033
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No