This book, first published in 1977, attempts to show Mao Tse-tung in his relationship with the Chinese people. The author makes extensive use of a number of interviews with a cross-section of Chinese people, as well as examining the written records made by foreign visitors.
1. We Pointed the Finger at Our Land: Early Years, 1893-1923 2. Who are Our Enemies? Who are Our Friends?: The First Revolutionary Civil War. 1924-1927 3. The Army of the Poor: The Second Revolutionary Civil War: the Kiangsi Base, 1927-1934 4. A Manifesto, A Propaganda Force, A Seeding Machine: The Second Revolutionary Civil War: The Long March, 1935 5. Save the Country, Save the Revolution: The War of Resistance Against Japan: The Yenan Base and the United Front, 1936-1938 6. To Serve the People: The War of Resistance Against Japan: The Yenan Base and Towards New Democracy, 1938-1945 7. Filling the Holes and Levelling the Tops: The Third Revolutionary Civil War (the War of Liberation), 1945-1949 8. Building the New: The Foundations of the People’s Republic, 1949-1957 9. The Clash of Models: The Great leap Forward, the Communes and the Emergence of ‘Two Roads’, 1958-1964 10. The Beauty of our Age: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and After, 1965-1976