Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-tung

Selected Military Writings of Mao Tse-tung

by Mao Zedong
     
 

This military classic contains all of Mao's great military works in one volume. This includes great works such as "On Protracted War" and "Problems of War and Strategy." These great works were written between 1928 and 1949. These works contain all of the quotes and theories that have made Mao such an influential military thinker. This is a must-read for anyone…  See more details below

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This military classic contains all of Mao's great military works in one volume. This includes great works such as "On Protracted War" and "Problems of War and Strategy." These great works were written between 1928 and 1949. These works contain all of the quotes and theories that have made Mao such an influential military thinker. This is a must-read for anyone interested in China, unconventional warfare, revolutions, communism, or military history. This edition is formatted and hyperlinked for e-readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012323378
Publisher:
praetorian-press.com
Publication date:
04/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
907,565
File size:
616 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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