The remarkable thing about Red Star Over China was that it not only gave the first connected history of Mao and his colleagues and where they had come from, but it also gave a prospect of the future... This book has stood the text of time on both these counts - as a historical record and as an indication of a trend.From the Introduction by John K. Fairbank
It truly was a book that shook the world.
Irreplaceable... by far the most important single source regarding [Mao's] lifeStuart R. Schram
Scoop of the century