Nixon and Mao

Nixon and Mao

The Week That Changed the World

Book - 2007
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"In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for the complex relationship between China and the United States that we see today." "That monumental meeting in 1972 - during what Nixon called "the week that changed the world" - could have been brought about only by powerful leaders: Nixon himself, a great strategist and a flawed human being, and Mao, willful and ruthless. They were assisted by two brilliant and complex statesmen, Henry Kissinger and Chou En-lai. Surrounding them were fascinating people with unusual roles to play, including the enormously disciplined and unhappy Pat Nixon and a small-time Shanghai actress turned monstrous empress, Jiang Qing. And behind all of them lay the complex history of two countries, two great and equally confident civilizations: China, ancient and contemptuous yet fearful of barbarians beyond the Middle Kingdom, and the United States, forward-looking and confident, seeing itself as the beacon for the world." "Weaving together anecdotes and insights, an understanding of Chinese and American history, and the momentous events of an extraordinary time, this book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century and casts new light on a key relationship for the world of the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400061273
140006127X
Branch Call Number: 327.73051 M228n 2007
Characteristics: xxii, 404 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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jimtroeltsch
Oct 25, 2018

This book examines Nixon’s 72 trip to China mainly through profiles of the main players involved on both the Chinese and US sides of the meeting. Don’t read it if you’re interested in finding out about the minutiae of the trip itself... this is more big picture. Interesting book.

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Oct 20, 2008

good history

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