Seize the Hour

Seize the Hour

When Nixon Met Mao

by Margaret MacMillan

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/11/2007

  $31.99
In 1972 Nixon amazed the world by going to China. The first trip ever by a US President was an immense gamble but a brilliant stroke of policy. It marked the end of deep freeze in Sino-American relations and changed the international balance of power for ever. This turning point in history was enacted by extraordinary players: Nixon himself, red-baiter, shrewd statesman and disgraced politician; Mao, frail, erratic, ruthless; the twin Machiavellis Kissinger and Chou En-lai; brittle, unhappy Pat Nixon; and Mao's wife Jiang Qing, the small-time Shanghai actress become scourge of Chinese civilization.
ISBN:
9780719565236
9780719565236
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-11-2007
Publisher:
John Murray Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x168x28mm
Weight:
0.3kg

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