Über den Autor
Morris Rossabi is distinguished professor of history, City University of New York, and adjunct professor, Columbia University. Mary Rossabi is an independent scholar and translator.
Jamsrangiin Sambuu and His Autobiography: Paths of Life Paths of Life: A Translation Preface Chapter 1: My Ignorant Simple Childhood Chapter 2: Becoming Acquainted With the Hardships of Life Chapter 3: Loving Lessons from My Parents Chapter 4: Living at the Official Ministry for Two Months Chapter 5: Every Man Is Different Chapter 6: The Strong One Is Always Right Chapter 7: Time to Begin Lending a Hand with the Writing Work Chapter 8: How I Became a Family Man Chapter 9: Setting Out by Horseback Armed against the Occupier Chapter 10: The Road to Educating the People through the Party Chapter 11: Carrying Out the Responsibility of Trust Chapter 12: Representing Our Government to Our Friendly Neighbor Chapter 13: The Soviet Union Breaks Up an Attack Chapter 14: Examining a Firm Friendship in the Heat of a Historic Struggle Chapter 15: The End of the Harmful War and the Beginning of Peace Time Chapter 16: An Honorable Task for the People and the Country Selected Bibliography
This compelling autobiography offers a panoramic view of the daily joys of a traditional Mongolian herding life as well as the hardships of oppressive foreign rule, abetted by avaricious local nobles and monks. Sambuu's story demonstrates the attraction of Communism for the poor and subjugated in an exploitative system. He himself flourished under Communism, becoming ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Stalin era and to North Korea during the Korean War and ultimately president of Mongolia. Enriched by a thoughtful introduction by leading scholar Morris Rossabi that sets the historical stage, this life story of a still-beloved Mongolian illuminates a world few in the West have seen.