Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he ruled as the chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.


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  1. 1. Quotations from Chairman Mao

    This book is a collection of speeches and writings by the former leader of the People's Republic of China. It covers a wide range of topics including communism, revolution, class struggle, and the correct handling of contradictions among the people. The book was published with the intention of promoting the leader's ideology and was widely distributed during the Cultural Revolution. It was considered an essential guide to life and politics in China during this period.

    The 963rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. On Guerilla Warfare

    The book is a seminal work on irregular warfare and revolutionary strategy authored by a prominent 20th-century leader. It outlines the tactics and philosophy behind guerrilla warfare, emphasizing the importance of mobile and flexible combat strategies as a means for smaller, less-equipped forces to combat and ultimately defeat larger, conventional armies. The author discusses the integration of political and military efforts and the necessity of popular support among the local populace to sustain such movements. The work has been influential in various revolutionary movements around the globe, providing a tactical framework for conducting insurgency operations.

    The 4528th Greatest Book of All Time