The Cultural Revolution: Years of Chaos in China (Snapshots in History)

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On August 18, 1966, more than 1 million young people marched into the center of Beijing. They had come to answer the call of the countrys leader, Chairman Mao Tse-tung. Mao had just launched the Cultural Revolution in China, an attack on anyone who seemed to be betraying communist ideals. The young people who came to Beijing carried Maos violent message throughout the land. During the next three years, the Cultural Revolution brought chaos and bloodshed all around China.

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Andrew Langley is a Compass Point Books author.

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Opening with an overview of November 9, 1938, Kristallnacht goes on to provide background on anti-Semitism, the rise of the Nazis, the impact of Herschel Grynszpans shooting of Ernst vom Rath (which the Nazis used as an excuse for the rampage), the pogro --School Library Journal

This series written for teens and young adults focuses on specific events in world history. Each book gives a clear and lively narrative that is supported by photos, definitions of terms, and personal accounts. In Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, --Multicultural Review

Though part of a series called Snapshots in History, this entry provides more than just a snapshot of Chinas violent Cultural Revolution, with details about how young people rallied in Tiananmen Square, joined the Red Guard, and took to the streets thr --Booklist Online

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