Mao's Great Famine
The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62Book - 2010
Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives. So opens Frank Dikötter's astonishing, riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2010.
Branch Call Number: 951.056 DIK