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Tombstone : the untold story of Mao's great famine

By: Jisheng, Yang Friedman, Edward(Edited by) Jian, Guo(Translated by) Mosher, Stacy(Translated by)

0241956986 / 9780241956984
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20 cm xxvi, 629 pages : map (black and white)
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Reprint. Translated from the Chinese Radio tie-in This translation originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

Yang Jisheng's Tombstone is the book that broke the silence on of one of history's most terrible crimesMore people died in Mao's Great Famine than in the entire First World War, yet this story has remained largely untold, until now.

Still banned in China, Tombstone draws on the author's privileged access to official and unofficial sources to uncover the full human cost of the tragedy, and create an unprecedented work of historical reckoning. 'A book of great importance' Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans'The first proper history of China's great famine ...

So thorough is his documentation that some are already calling Yang "China's Solzhenitsyn"' Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag: A History


1FPC China, 3JJPG c 1945 to c 1960, HBJF Asian history, HBLW3 Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, HBTB Social & cultural history, JFFC Social impact of disasters

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