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LONG MARCH: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE LEGENDARY JOURNEY THAT MADE MAO'S CHINA
by JOCELYN, ED;MCEWEN, ANDREW

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ˇ@ISBN 9781845292553
ˇ@Subject CHINA
ˇ@Publisher CONSTABLE UK
ˇ@Publication 2001
ˇ@Edition Paperback
ˇ@Version Original
ˇ@Description In October 1934, the First Front Army of the Chinese Communist Party fled impending annihilation. As Chiang Kai-shekˇ¦s Nationalist forces closed in for the kill, 80,000 men, women and children lift their homes to escape with Mao Zedong into the unknown. One year, 4,000 miles and countless battles later, fewer than 4,000 were left. From these bedraggled survivors would grow the army of millions that conquered China for Mao fourteen years later ˇV changing the countryˇ¦s history for ever. This book is based on eye-witness evidence and contemporary records. It contrasts starkly not only with the official version, but also with recent claims that the March was a fraud. The Long March really did happen ˇV but not as Mao told it. Bringing together the historic event with images of a changing society and their own march ˇV a remarkable feat of endurance itself ˇV the authors offer an exclusive picture of China, past and present.
 
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