Book: Nixon and Mao


A study of the historic 1972 meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao and its long-term implications for the complex relationship of China and the U.S. profiles the key players in the event and critically analyzes its impact on modern history.

  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 11 March 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812970579

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A study of the historic 1972 meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao and its long-term implications for the complex relationship of China and the U.S. profiles the key players in the event and critically analyzes its impact on modern history.

Book: Nixon and Mao


Weaving together fascinating anecdotes and insights, an understanding of Chinese and American history, and the momentous events of an extraordinary time, this brilliantly written book looks at one of the transformative moments of the ...

  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 13 February 2007
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 13 : 9781588365767

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Margaret MacMillan, praised as “a superb writer who can bring history to life” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), brings her extraordinary gifts to one of the most important subjects today–the relationship between the United States and China–and one of the most significant moments in modern history. 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 the complex relationship between China and the United States that we see today. That monumental meeting in 1972–during what Nixon called “the week that changed the world”–could have been brought about only by powerful leaders: Nixon himself, a great strategist and a flawed human being, and Mao, willful and ruthless. They were assisted by two brilliant and complex statesmen, Henry Kissinger and Chou En-lai. Surrounding them were fascinating people with unusual roles to play, including the enormously disciplined and unhappy Pat Nixon and a small-time Shanghai actress turned monstrous empress, Jiang Qing. And behind all of them lay the complex history of two countries, 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. Nixon thought China could help him get out of Vietnam. Mao needed American technology and expertise to repair the damage of the Cultural Revolution. Both men wanted an ally against an aggressive Soviet Union. Did they get what they wanted? Did Mao betray his own revolutionary ideals? How did the people of China react to this apparent change in attitude toward the imperialist Americans? Did Nixon make a mistake in coming to China as a supplicant? And what has been the impact of the visit on the United States ever since? Weaving togeth

Book: Seize the Hour


In 1972 Nixon amazed the world by going to China.

  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : John Murray Publishers
  • Release : 04 October 2007
  • Category: China
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 0719565235

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In 1972 Nixon amazed the world by going to China. The first trip ever by a US President was an immense gamble but a brilliant stroke of policy. It marked the end of deep freeze in Sino-American relations and changed the international balance of power for ever. This turning point in history was enacted by extraordinary players: Nixon himself, red-baiter, shrewd statesman and disgraced politician; Mao, frail, erratic, ruthless; the twin Machiavellis Kissinger and Chou En-lai; brittle, unhappy Pat Nixon; and Mao's wife Jiang Qing, the small-time Shanghai actress become scourge of Chinese civilization.

Book: Six Crises


Six Crises is a close-up look at this dynamic man, recalling the demands placed upon him, the thinking behind his decisions, and the pressures of political life.

  • Author : Richard Nixon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 January 2013
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 13 : 9781476731841

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For many years before he became President, Richard Nixon's decisions vitally affected the well-being of the nation. Six of those decisions significantly shaped the man who would later become the 37th President of the United States. Six Crises is a close-up look at this dynamic man, recalling the demands placed upon him, the thinking behind his decisions, and the pressures of political life.

Book: Nixon in China


MacMillan makes history come to life in one of the most important subjects today: the relationship between the United States and China and the historic meeting of Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung in 1972 that ultimately laid the groundwork ...

  • Author : Margaret MacMillan
  • Publisher : Penguin Books Canada
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: China
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 13 : 0670044768

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MacMillan makes history come to life in one of the most important subjects today: the relationship between the United States and China and the historic meeting of Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung in 1972 that ultimately laid the groundwork for the relationship between the two nations.

Book: Blitt


Barry Blitt's cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else.

  • Author : Barry Blitt
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399576669

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This lavish collection showcases Blitt's most iconic New Yorker covers, from the infamous Obama fist bump and George W. Bush's drowning cabinet to the many misadventures of Donald Trump. Blitt also shares his sketchbooks, drafts, and hilarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an exclusive view into the creative process of one of the foremost political cartoonists of our time.

Book: A Cold War Turning Point


Set in the larger framework of international relations at the peak of the Vietnam War, A Cold War Turning Point is the first book to use the Nixon tapes and Kissinger telephone conversations to illustrate the complexity of early Sino-U.S. ...

  • Author : Chris Tudda
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release : 07 May 2012
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780807142912

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In February 1972, President Nixon arrived in Beijing for what Chairman Mao Zedong called the "week that changed the world." Using recently declassified sources from American, Chinese, European, and Soviet archives, Chris Tudda's A Cold War Turning Point reveals new details about the relationship forged by the Nixon administration and the Chinese government that dramatically altered the trajectory of the Cold War. Between the years 1969 and 1972, Nixon's national security team actively fostered the U.S. rapprochement with China. Tudda argues that Nixon, in bold opposition to the stance of his predecessors, recognized the mutual benefits of repairing the Sino-U.S. relationship and was determined to establish a partnership with China. Nixon believed that America's relative economic decline, its overextension abroad, and its desire to create a more realistic international framework aligned with China's fear of Soviet military advancement and its eagerness to join the international marketplace. In a contested but calculated move, Nixon gradually eased trade and travel restrictions to China. Mao responded in kind, albeit slowly, by releasing prisoners, inviting the U.S. ping-pong team to Beijing, and secretly hosting Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prior to Nixon's momentous visit. Set in the larger framework of international relations at the peak of the Vietnam War, A Cold War Turning Point is the first book to use the Nixon tapes and Kissinger telephone conversations to illustrate the complexity of early Sino-U.S. relations. Tudda's thorough and illuminating research provides a multi-archival examination of this critical moment in twentieth-century international relations.

Book: Nixon s China Trip


The media were dumbfounded. Nixon's staff scrambled to use the coup to their maximum political advantage. In Nixon's China Trip, find out about the inner politics and international implications of this foreign policy masterstroke.

  • Author : Eric Ladley
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 01 August 2002
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 13 : 9780595239443

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When President Nixon announced in 1971 that he was going to China, his words reverberated across the world. Countries were shocked. The media were dumbfounded. Nixon's staff scrambled to use the coup to their maximum political advantage. In Nixon's China Trip, find out about the inner politics and international implications of this foreign policy masterstroke.

Book: About Face


A foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times traces America's relationship with China, from the Nixon years through the present day, discussing such topics as Taiwan, Afghanistan, Tiananmen Square, and the Soviet collapse.

  • Author : James Mann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 17 October 2021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015064959003

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A foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times traces America's relationship with China, from the Nixon years through the present day, discussing such topics as Taiwan, Afghanistan, Tiananmen Square, and the Soviet collapse. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Book: John Adams s Nixon in China


John Adams' opera, "Nixon in China", is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. This title illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work.

  • Author : Timothy A. Johnson
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 01 January 2011
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 13 : 9781409426837

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John Adams s Nixon in China Book Summary :

This music-analytical guide to John Adams's opera, Nixon in China presents detailed, in-depth analysis of the music tied to historical and political contexts. The opera captures an important moment in history and in international relations, and a close study of it from an interdisciplinary perspective provides fresh, compelling insights about the opera. With a heavy focus on analysis, the books shows how the music transcends its repetitive shell to become a hierarchically-rich and musically-compelling achievement.

Book: The Kissinger Transcripts


Provides formerly classified transcripts of Henry Kissinger's talks with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, and other Chinese and Soviet leaders.

  • Author : Henry Kissinger
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 01 February 2000
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN 13 : 1565845684

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Provides formerly classified transcripts of Henry Kissinger's talks with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Gromyko, and other Chinese and Soviet leaders.