On Guerrilla Warfare [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Overview

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.
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  • BN ID: 2940012295811
  • Publisher: praetorian-press.com
  • Publication date: 4/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 393,407
  • File size: 299 KB

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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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  • Posted August 16, 2010

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    The Father of Modern Insurgency

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

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    In the midst of seemingly perpetual conflicts, it's interesting to understand the nuanced nature of war and the variety of views that are used to justify action that steps beyond non-violent resistance. On Guerilla Warfare vividly illustrates the desperation that leads a group of people to resort to guerilla tactics. Rather than simply demonizing guerilla fighters as a disruption to efforts in attaining some form of global tranquility, Mao Tse-tung explains the mindset of the guerilla fighter.

    Translated by Samuel B. Griffith II, On Guerilla Warfare provides a concise venture into the mindset of a guerilla fighter. Extending beyond a simple explanation of tactics, Mao Tse-tung explains the delicate balance between the guerilla as a soldier and the guerilla as an activist/organizer. Although brief in nature, the book manages to explain the realities of guerilla warfare rather than perpetuating the stereotype of the hardened, professional traipsing through the jungle.

    Tse-tung explains the many facets of guerilla warfare including organizational structure, overarching strategy, methods of resupply, and recruitment. In addition Tse-tung delineates the varying methods through which guerillas can be utilized alongside regular military troops. Although On Guerilla Warfare is full of information on the technicalities of military insurgency, it also peppered with inspirational and philosophical knowledge regarding the nature of resistance.

    Personally, I think On Guerilla Warfare is useful information for any soldier. It explains the mindset of the guerilla fighter (or the insurgent fighter) and illuminates the similarities in tactics between traditional and non-traditional soldiers. Tse-tung brings a certain sense of relevance in showing that war is not simply a one-sided endeavor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2006

    I couldn't disagree more.

    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.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

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    Was an okay read...

    I would look to the Sub-Tzu books; but this is fairly good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Guerilla Warfare At Its Best

    Mao's thoughts on conducting Guerilla Warfare are still compatible in the 21st Century.

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