Title: The Claws of the Dragon: Kang Sheng-the Evil...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: 2nd Printing
Good null Good 8vo-over 7??"-9??" tall. 560 pages, clean text, cover is worn, nicks, creasing. "Based on secret communist documents obtained in Peking, The Claws of the Dragon is a ground-breaking biography of one of the most influential and sinister figures of the twentieth century. Scarcely known in the West. Kang Sheng was one of Mao Zedong's closet advisers. Using techniques learned from Stalin, he founded China's dreaded secret police and played a key role in the demonic Cultural Revolution. For more than fifty years, he terrorized China, overseeing the murders of perhaps a million people and arranging the imprisonment and torture of over ten million more.". Bookseller Inventory # 037811
Synopsis: Kang Sheng held tremendous power in China for more than 50 years. As a member of Mao's inner circle, he created China's dreaded secret police, unleashed the demonic Cultural Revolution, and oversaw the murder and torture of millions of Chinese. The Claws of the Dragon is a stunning revelation of the inner workings of Chinese politics and government. 16 pages of photos.
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