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not a history, not a biography,
This review is from: Mao: The Unknown Story (Paperback)
it cannot be called historical book because there is no assessment of source materials, and the author shows no understanding of social and historical background of what happened. Chang Jung's historical understanding is seriously behind time, it is all about hero or anti-hero creating history.
it cannot be called a biography becuase the author is too much one sided. the book doesn't show nor discuss the other source materials which counter her favorite stories.
like chang jung's autobiography, it is a more emotional book than a factual book. Even David Irving's Book on Hitler is more objective and balanced than this book.