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    • Mao's Great Famine

    • By: Frank Dikötter
    • Narrated by: David Bauckham
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Seminal book on Mao's failures

    • By deborah on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $23.17

    • The Cultural Revolution

    • A People’s History, 1962-1976
    • By: Frank Dikötter
    • Narrated by: Paul Costanzo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    After the economic disaster of the Great Leap Forward that claimed tens of millions of lives from 1958-1962, an aging Mao Zedong launched an ambitious scheme to shore up his reputation and eliminate those he viewed as a threat to his legacy. The stated goal of the Cultural Revolution was to purge the country of bourgeois, capitalistic elements he claimed were threatening genuine communist ideology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dry as Dust but So Important

    • By Dulce on 01-29-17

    Regular price: $31.49