Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward. It lead to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
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"Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
‘The most important book of the year’ EVENING STANDARD
'It is hard to exaggerate the achievement of this book in proving that Mao caused the famine ... only thanks to brilliant scholarship such as this will the heirs of the vanished millions finally learn what happened to their ancestors' SUNDAY TIMES
'A masterpiece of historical investigation into one of the world's greatest crimes' NEW STATESMAN
‘Brave and brilliant’ SUNDAY TIMES"
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