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Mao A BiographyEveryone 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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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. Ross Terrill knows Chinese history wellbut he barely understands Chinese culture