Monday, December 07, 2015

Review: Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really, this is a five-star book, but i have a tough time doing that for historical writing to often; and, as an audiobook, Barbara Caruso makes for a terrific reader. I am preparing for a trip to China in 2016 and this is a terrific way to think about how we got to where we are - summarizing the 20th century's great historical arcs and whats changed since 1972. I must now certainly also reconsider how I think about Nixon, who I think I'd known more through Dan Aykroyd's impersonation than anything else.

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