The Private Life of Chairman Mao

The Private Life of Chairman Mao

By Zhisui Li; Li Zhisui; Tai Hung Chao (Translator)

Random House, Paperback, 9780679764434, 736pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 1996


From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. of illustrations.

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