From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. of illustrations.
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For twenty-two years, Dr. Zhisui Li was Chairman Mao's personal physician, confidant and constant companion. His recollections take us into the very heart of the Chinese dictator's private world. From 1954 to 1976, Dr. Li was constantly at Mao Zedong's side, privy to his most intimate thoughts and secrets, both personal and political.… (more)