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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Yossi Ben Tolila Narrator: Dr. Yossi Ben Tolila Publisher: SonicBooks Ltd. Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Even a journey of 1,000 kilometers begins with one step. In this lecture, Dr. Ben Tolila describes the historical background to Mao's personality, his tumultuous life story, his sayings (which the Chinese people were required to study as part of the cult of Mao), and his activity as secretary of the largest Communist party in the world for 40 years.

Mao, who lived from 1893 to 1976, was a man who, in spite of his controversial personality, is still considered by Chinese citizens as the most significant leader of modern times, the man who unified them.

Dr. Yossi Ben Tolila is a graduate of the Department of Jewish History in Bar Ilan University, who lectures in various social contexts about historical personalities. In the lectures, he discusses the biographies of the people in light of their times, the circumstances that contributed to their appearance on the stage of history, their thought and activity, and the influence of all these on their generation and future generations. As we know, biographies are of assistance in the study of history, and shed light on the personal, social, and political factors that formed the basis of past events.

Please note: This recording is in Hebrew.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Hyman | 1/30/2014

    " This book could have been a masterpiece had the authors been a bit more objective. Their main points would have been even more convincing with greater objectivity. This book is especially relevant given the recent discovery that the US military has patterned at least some of their interrogation methods at Guantanamo Bay on Chinese communist methods of the 1950's. Another parallel could be made to Mao's tactics against his opponents. If they didn't agree with him, he just branded them traitors. This is NOT the official political biography of Mao. The book shows many lessons on the importance of standing up to leaders with bullying, ego-maniacal or sociopathic tendencies. Mao had them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Koen | 1/26/2014

    " This writer truly hates Mao, and if half of this book is true, she is totally right! This guy had it all, hypocrisy, violent behaviour, playing tricks and a full contempt for human life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Wunderlich | 12/20/2013

    " more disturbing than i anticipated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/20/2013

    " too bad it was so biased. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/13/2013

    " One of the best biographies I have read. If he had been smarter he would have been more dangerous than Hitler. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig J. | 11/20/2013

    " Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang (2006) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 10/28/2013

    " Revisionist history that does a very good job of showing how Mao was at least as influential--and horrible--as Hitler and Stalin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgina Thynne | 9/18/2013

    " A dense read but extremely interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 9/10/2013

    " A fascinating read about a truly evil man (if this book is half true). learned that Mao had probably more determination and guile than any other leader in history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Rustand | 9/1/2013

    " Outstanding biography of a man I previously knew nothing about. This guy was ruthless, crazy and incompetent. Hitler and Stalin ain't got shit on Mao! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 7/19/2013

    " A real dark study in human nature. I am not only speaking of the apparition of Mao, I am also speaking of the entire counrty that had to accepted his rule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/21/2012

    " This was a difficult book to read. It was worth it though. It was incredibly well researched and written. I admit, like others, that the author had a pretty obvious bias. However, there is much that can be attributed to Mao's reign - and much of it isn't particularly good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim Schultz | 5/23/2012

    " This book is extremely biased, to an extent where I would hesitate to call it a work of history at all; it reads more like a propaganda piece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn Johnson | 2/22/2011

    " Gets behind the Mao propaganda, the Little Red Book, etc., and absolutely exposes the man's brutality and inhumanity and the terror state he created. After reading this, it has been hard to stomach seeing Mao's face still prominently displayed throughout China during the Olympics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt Blauwkamp | 8/10/2010

    " It took a year to get through. Putting it down every so often. To read something else. It's fascinating just a heavy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald Brownlee | 7/24/2010

    " The great leap forward was neither great, nor a leap forward. Discuss. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Clark | 6/8/2010

    " I honestly believe that the author has too much of an ax to grind here. I prefer Mao's personal physician's account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwende | 3/17/2009

    " According to the author the chairman was directly responsible the deaths of more people than Stalin and Hitler combined. No one said revolution was easy! "

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