Nixon and Mao: the week that changed the world

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Random House,
Pub. Date:
c2007.
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1st ed.
Language:
English
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"This book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century: In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for today's complex relationship between the countries. That monumental meeting--during what Nixon called "the week that changed the world"--could have been brought about only by powerful leaders: Nixon, a great strategist and a flawed human being, and Mao, willful and ruthless; assisted by two brilliant and complex statesmen, Henry Kissinger and Chou En-lai. And behind them lay the complex history of two great and equally confident civilizations: China, ancient and contemptuous yet fearful of barbarians beyond the Middle Kingdom, and the United States, forward-looking and confident, seeing itself as the beacon for the world.--From publisher description."--From source other than the Library of Congress.
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9780812970579
9781400061273
140006127
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subject_facet China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976, China -- Foreign relations -- United States, HISTORY / Asia / China, Mao, Zedong, -- 1893-1976, Nixon, Richard M. -- (Richard Milhous), -- 1913-1994, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1969-1974, United States -- Foreign relations -- China, Visits of state -- China
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title_full Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world / Margaret MacMillan
title_short Nixon and Mao :
title_sub the week that changed the world
topic_facet Foreign relations, Mao, Zedong, Nixon, Richard M, Visits of state