MAO ZEDONG: Man, Not God
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After fifteen years of devoted service, Li received this request from Mao: “If what happens in my family is a secret to others, it is not a secret to you. But don’t write about me while I’m still alive; wait until I die, and write truthfully when you do.” For the first time, the personal, inside story of China’s dynamic leader and world statesman is told—the life and thought of Mao, the husband, father, comrade-inarms, the peasant’s son. The recollections, only now made public in English, provide the reader with a refreshingly different perspective from any of the many other works about Mao. Highlighting the book are photographs, published here for the first time.