Author: Quan Yanchi
Publisher: Prajasakti Bookhouse/IPDA
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The inside story of China’s dynamic leader and world statesman…. The life and thought of Mao the peasant’s son, husband, father, comrade-in-arms.
The title might have been written by Mao himself. Instead, it was dictated by the revealing, intimate, never-before-published recollections of Li Yinqiao, Mao's bodyguard, and brought to light by the author Quan Yanchi.
After fifteen years of devoted service, Li received this request from Mao: "If what happens in my family is a secret to others, it is not a secret to you. But don't write about me while I'm still alive; wait until I die, and write truthfully when you do."
For the first time, the personal, inside story of China's dynamic leader and world statesman is told - the life and thought of Mao, the husband, father, comrade-in-arms, the peasant's son. The recollections, only now made public in English, provide the reader with a refreshingly different perspective from any of the many other works about Mao. Highlighting the book are photographs, published here for the first time.
1. How I become Mao’s bodyguard
2. Mao enjoys a challenge
3. When the bombers came
4. Things that upset Mao
5. Mao in Tears
6. Mao in a Temper
7. Snow, Money and Mao
8. Mao’s reaction to “Long live Chairman Mao”
9. Mao – the “Rustic”
10. Stewed Pork: Mao’s favourite dish
11. What plagues Mao
12. Mao declares the founding of New China
13. Mao’s life with Jiang Qing
14. Mao the Mediator
15. Mao’s Treatment of those whom he knew
16. Mao Brining up his Children
17. Mao’s Sense of Humour
18. Mao: a book Enthusiast
19. Mao seeks ways to open up china
20. What Mao never managed to accomplish