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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
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Jun 24, 2008

it was amazing

A book about three generations of women in China, written by a woman who was in her early twenties when Mao died. The perspective she shares on life during Imperial China, and then Mao's communist China kept me riveted, hardly noticing the book was 500 pages of pure history. This is worth-while exposure to facts about an entire century that have only recently seen daylight in the West, and perhaps still haven't in parts of modern China. I think I finally understand why someone would accept (and adore) Communism and a leader like Mao. Well written.
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