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The history of China's most devastating catastrophe, 1958-62

Author: Frank Dikotter
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC : [distributor] Macmillan Distribution (MDL), 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell as Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to overtake Britain in less than 15 years. This book shows that instead of lifting the country among the world's superpowers, in reality, the Great Leap Forward was a disastrous step in the opposite direction.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Dikotter
ISBN: 9780747595083 0747595089
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 851991000
Awards: Winner of BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 x 15 cm
Responsibility: Frank Dikotter.

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