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On Guerrilla Warfare
     

On Guerrilla Warfare

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by Mao Zedong
 

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This work was written by Mao Tse-tung during the Japanese occupation of china. It is based on his experiences as a guerrilla fighter and has been an extremely influencial manual to guerrilla fighters and those who oppose them ever since. It is widely read and is important reading for anyone interested in Chinese History, World War Two, Guerrilla or Unconventional

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This work was written by Mao Tse-tung during the Japanese occupation of china. It is based on his experiences as a guerrilla fighter and has been an extremely influencial manual to guerrilla fighters and those who oppose them ever since. It is widely read and is important reading for anyone interested in Chinese History, World War Two, Guerrilla or Unconventional Warfare.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012295811
Publisher:
praetorian-press.com
Publication date:
04/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
688,963
File size:
306 KB

Meet the Author

Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung listen (help·info), commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976), was a Chinese revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, poet, political theorist, and leader of the Chinese Revolution. He was the architect of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949, and held authoritarian control over the nation until his death in 1976. His theoretical contribution to Marxism-Leninism, along with his military strategies and brand of political policies, are now collectively known as Maoism.

Mao is credited with commanding the Long March and leading the Communist Party of China (CPC) to victory against Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang (KMT) in the Chinese Civil War, defeating an assortment of powerful regional warlords, and helping repel a Japanese invasion. Later, through his policies, he laid the economic, technological and cultural foundations of modern China, transforming the country from an underdeveloped peasant-based agrarian society into a major industrialized world power. However, he remains a controversial figure to this day, with a contentious legacy that is subject to continuing revision and fierce debate.

He is officially held in high regard in China as a great revolutionary, political strategist, military mastermind, and savior of the nation. Additionally, Mao is viewed as an intellectual, poet, philosopher, and visionary. Conversely, nationwide political campaigns led by Mao, such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, are blamed for millions of deaths, causing severe famine and damage to the culture, society and economy of China. Moreover, although China's population almost doubled during the period of Mao's leadership (from around 550 to over 900 million), his rule from 1949 to 1976 is believed to have caused the deaths of 40 to 70 million people.

Despite the ongoing dispute, he is still regarded as one of the most important figures in modern world history, and was named one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time Magazine.

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On Guerrilla Warfare 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
warpig3 More than 1 year ago
If you have an intrest in what is going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, and want an insight into the guerillas and the insurgency then get this book. Mao who wrote this while he was fighting the Japanesse and Chaing-Kishak, then this primary or bible of guerilla fighting is for you. Mao's insights and basic rules are easily applicable to any start up revolt. The book is easy to read nothing is complex and is simple in it's rules of conduct on how to be successful for an insurgent. If you are in the military regardless of preparing for a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan this is worthly for professional development. If you are a fan of history it's insight into the simple philosophy of the man who took over China and how he did it. After reading it, it made me more aware and easier to pick out insurgencies that are in the news. What motivates them and how they are trying to be successful. I highly recommend this book for the serious historian and the military professional.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mao's idea's on guerrilla warfare are outdated and culturally specific. Mao's treatise, though important as one of the seminal works of guerrilla theory, is a mire of ideological rhetoric and thinly veiled posturings, going so far as to discuss the potentiality of a 'Japanese' communisty revolution. Nevertheless, it is an important work, and defines key frameworks.
Frruss More than 1 year ago
I would look to the Sub-Tzu books; but this is fairly good.
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