Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong Editorial Reviews Mao tse Tung remains one of the most significant leaders of the twentieth century A child of a middle class family Mao grew up in a world where education and some privilege were ava

  • Title: Mao Zedong
  • Author: Kimberley Heuston
  • ISBN: 9780531223567
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Editorial Reviews Mao tse Tung remains one of the most significant leaders of the twentieth century A child of a middle class family, Mao grew up in a world where education and some privilege were available to him A literate man, Mao was a poet who observed nature and appreciated it Over time, Mao came to be a revolutionary advocate of Marxist principles Using his charEditorial Reviews Mao tse Tung remains one of the most significant leaders of the twentieth century A child of a middle class family, Mao grew up in a world where education and some privilege were available to him A literate man, Mao was a poet who observed nature and appreciated it Over time, Mao came to be a revolutionary advocate of Marxist principles Using his charismatic and ruthless personality, Mao climbed to the heights of leadership in the Chinese Communist Party Eventually, after long years of revolutionary struggle and war, Mao led his party to complete control of the world s most populous nation Then at the apex of power, Mao indulged in breakneck efforts to modernize his nation while holding onto ultimate power In the end, Mao was responsible for great evil in terms of the human cost of China s transformation It is the life and times of Mao that make up the subject of this title in the A Wicked History 20th Century illustrated series In this biography, Kimberley Heuston paints a vivid picture of Mao and the impact his rise to power had upon the lives of the Chinese people In telling this life story Heuston does an excellent job of encapsulating the actions and effects of this powerful leader Mao s story is one that should interest readers and this illustrated biography accomplishes that task Reviewer Greg M Romaneck

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    About “Kimberley Heuston

    • Kimberley Heuston

      Kimberley Heuston was born in Provo, Utah and grew up in New York City As a child, her family frequently visited St Johnsbury, which became the setting for The Shakeress She teaches school in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she lives with her four children.Kimberley is also known as Kimberley Sorenson and Kimberley Burton Heuston.

    387 thoughts on “Mao Zedong

    • Mao Zedong was a Communist revolutionary. He commanded the Red Army fighting the Nationalists and other factions during the Chinese civil war. He is the founder of the Maoist extension to Marxist-Leninist thought. And he chaired the CCP from 1949 until his death 1979.


    • Mao was the Chinese dictator for 30 years. As the series title suggests is a wicked history. His father wanted him to farm. Mao was interested in reading and writing poetry. He married at 15. His wife died a year later. He took off for the big city. A professor introduced him to the writings of Karl Marx and as with Stalin, Mao embraced it. His many policies meant the death of many Chinese. The government took what the peasants grew or made and left them to starve. One policy of killing the spar [...]


    • This series will draw in readers with its dark humor and factual information. It makes good use of graphic images and maps to help tell the story. The information is good, and should be enough for middle schoolers. The author presents the facts, allowing the readers to decide if the person was wicked or not. Also helpful is the index, glossary, list of sources and suggestion for further reading. It held my attention well and I am looking forward to reading the other titles in this series.


    • Good overview of the history of Mao. My fifth grader read it for a school book report, so I read it as well. Provided information at a good level (for me) to understand; there was a lot of Chinese history that I did not remember. Really highlighted the brutality and cult-like aspects of Mao's leadership.


    • What a monster. Easy to understand and a quick read. Doesn't talk down or spare the audience. But what a monster.




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