Philip Short (born 17 April 1945) is a British journalist and author. He was born in Bristol on 17 April 1945. He studied at Queens' College, Cambridge
Philip Short (born 17 April 1945) is a British journalist and author. He studied at Queens' College, Cambridge. After graduation, he spent from 1967 to 1973 as a freelance journalist, first in Malawi, then in Uganda. He then joined the BBC as a foreign correspondent. He worked there for 25 years
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mao Zedong was a defining figure of the twentieth century. Exterior shows signs of light to moderate use. Pages are crisp and clean.
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Military strategist, statesman, fiendishly clever politician. He first encountered Pol Pot in Beijing in 1977. His last book, Mao: A Life, has been hailed as the definitive biography of the founder of modern China. The definitive portrait of Pol Pot, the enigmatic man behind the most terrifying regime of modern times Pol Pot was an idealistic.
Mao: A Life is that rare exception. Philip Short has written a balanced, thorough (to a fault, some have said) and very well written. He gives Mao his due as a military strategist, but pulls no punches when addressing such disastrous policies as the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution. Yes, it is long, but it is far from a slog. So gifted a writer is Short that I w The typical "great man" biography tends to be either hagiographic or tendentious, especially when dealing with titanic personalities.
Of the three great tyrants of the 20th century-Hitler, Stalin, and Mao-the West generally knows the least about the latter. When the Nationalists routed a ragtag Red Army on the Xiang River during the Long March, an earthy Chinese peasant with a brilliant mind moved to a position of power. Eight years after his military success, Mao Tse-tung had won out over more sophisticated rivals to become party chairman, his title for life.
Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes bibliographical references and index.
For thirty years Philip Short was a foreign correspondent for the BBC, based in Washington, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo and Beijing. He lived and worked in China in the 1970s and '80s, and has returned regularly to the country ever since.
Title: Mao: A Life Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Author: Philip Short ISBN 10: 034060624X. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Mao: A Life by Philip Short (Hardback, 1999). Pre-owned: lowest price.
Now both Philip Short, in his "Mao: A Life," and Jonathan Spence, in "Mao Zedong," have gone into the archives to pry the big moose head off the wall . Think of Short's volume as the Big Red Book and Spence's as the Short One.
Now both Philip Short, in his "Mao: A Life," and Jonathan Spence, in "Mao Zedong," have gone into the archives to pry the big moose head off the wall: the enigmatic arch-Heffalump of Red China, the Bamboo Curtain bugaboo - the cuddly dictator. Mao's crimes and achievements alike have been veiled for a half century beneath a fog of rumor and propaganda.