In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Chinese people suffered what may have been the worst famine in history. Over thirty million perished in a grain shortage brought on not by flood, drought, or infestation, but by the insanely irresponsible dictates of Chairman Mao Zedong’s "Great Leap Forward, " an attempt at utopian engineering gone horribly wrong.Journalist Jasper Becker conducted hundreds of interviews and spent years immersed in painstaking detective work to produce Hungry Ghosts, the first full account of this dark chapter in Chinese history. In this horrific story of state-sponsored terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder. China’s communist leadership boasted of record harvests and actually increased grain exports, while refusing imports and international assistance. As reviewer Richard Bernstein wrote in the New York Times, "Mr. Becker’s remarkable book…strikes a heavy blow against willed ignorance of what took place."
Format EPUB ● Seiten 282 ● ISBN 9781783012497 ● Verlag eBookPartnership.com ● Erscheinungsjahr 2013 ● herunterladbar 6 mal ● Währung EUR ● ID 5762940 ● Kopierschutz Adobe DRM
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