Über den Autor
Robert Payne (1911-l983) was born in Cornwall, U.K. His father was English, his mother French. He was educated at St. Paul's School in London and at the universities of Liverpool, Capetown in South Africa, Munich and The Sorbonne.
During his lifetime he had over a hundred books published on a wide range of subjects, the widest range of any known author. He was known chiefly for his biographies and history books, among them Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Gandhi, Leonardo, Chaplin, the Christian Centuries, The World of Art. He also wrote novels and poetry.
Librarians loved him; critics raved about him. Orville Prescott of The New York Times referred to him as "a literary phenomenon of astounding versatility and industry."
This antiquarian volume contains 'Mao Tse-tung: Ruler of Red China', a book written by Robert Payne and published by in 1950 shortly after Mao came to power. Although devoid of many documents and pieces of information that were to become available after the original publication of this text, the book explores the party's history and foundation in considerable detail. Written in clear, accessible language and full of interesting information, this text will be of considerable utility to those with an in interest in the man and the Party, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. The chapters of this volume include: The Forerunners, The Young Rebel, The New Youth, The May Fourth Incident, The Years of Warning, The Human Uprisings, Five Battles, The Long March, The Years in the Desert, Five Books, The Storm Breaks, and more. This vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.