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Item Description: *MAO'S MANIFESTO HOW TO BE A "GOOD COMMUNIST" & "RED GUARD"*Peking 1966, Foreign Language Press. Red vinyl cover, 316p.,clean copy, 9.3 x 13.5 cm., English text, Mao frontis photo,9 x 13.5 cm. !! NO FOREWORD BY LIN BIAO !! THE TRUE RARE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION * RARE FIRST PRINTING !*** *** ***. THE INFAMOUS MAO'S "LITTLE RED BOOK". A RARE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING.*This is the title carried by the new movement sanctioned byMao and Lin Biao at the August 16, 1966 mass rally inTiananmen Square [Chinese language version]. That day, theChinese "HONG WEI BING" ["RED GUARDS"] and the CHINESE"CULTURAL REVOLUTION" ["DA GEMING WENWHA"] was born andsanctioned officially by Mao and Lin Biao. This book was the"Holy Grail" to the "Red Guards" and carried by them as anexpression of devotion and loyalty to Chairman Mao.Many of the young students had a tiny red cotton shoulderbags used to carry the book. These had yellow charactersstenciled on it with the slogan "MAO ZHU XI MAN SUI" ["LongLive Chairman Mao"].Please inquire with us, we have the rare originals in stock!THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN STUDENT ANTI-VIETNAM WARMOVEMENT & THE "LITTLE RED BOOK".American University Students in the fall of 1966 began tocarry the book the U.S. Department of Justice just 'banned'and 'unapproved.' With the first controversial imports ofthis title university students throughout America flauntedthis book at anti-Vietnam war campus demonstrations vexingadministrators and local police called in to subdue thestudents.***DIFFICULTY IN DISTINGUISHING THE TRUE FIRST EDITION:.This is a copy of Mao's famous and iconographic "LITTLE REDBOOK." It consists of famous quotations from Chairman Mao.***WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES THE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTINGRIGHT: There are Two Editions of the First Edition:.The FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING:Published in English circa [June-July 1966] ONLY HAS THECALLIGRAPHY PAGE BY LIN BIAO, which follows the portrait ofChairman Mao. On the verso of that page, it reads: "StudyChairman Mao's writings, follow his teachings and actaccording to his instructions. Lin Biao."Followed by the "CONTENTS" page. [There is NO FOREWORD BYLIN BIAO!].*THE SECOND PRINTING, also has the calligraphy page by LinBiao, but the following page has: "THE FOREWORD TO THESECOND EDITION OF QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMANMAO TSE-TUNG[December 16, 1966] Lin Biao, which is [4] un-paginatedpages, following that is the "Contents" page.If these Lin Biao Foreword pages are pulled out to deceivethe buyer into thinking it is the FIRST EDITION, FIRSTISSUE, please examine the red vinyl plastic covers. Theinside of the Second Printing December 16, 1966 issue has asemi-circular or 3 curved lines like a "fan" going verticalinside the front cover near the hinge, and the same "fan"pattern inside the back cover, also going vertical along thehinge side and also horizontal at the top of the inside ofthe back cover small 'note' pocket.The First Edition, First Printing vinyl does not have the"fan" pattern anywhere. It uses a different design which aresmall straight lines about 3 cm. wide like a railroad track,or dashes vertical along the hinge side of the front andback covers, and also at the top of the pocked in the rearcovers. Otherwise they 'look' very similar. Please view ourwebsite photos of both books and the major differences,posted to our site as illus08.jpg. The top example is theFirst Edition, First printing, the lower isthe Second printing.The Chinese colophons are identical, stating: 5 Chinesecharacters: MAO ZU SHI. Our illus07.jpg shows the twovariant examples of the First Edition, First Printing, theone on the right side is the most common example.*** *** ***.THE BEGINNING OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND THE RED GUARDS:"THE HONG WEI BING" CARRY CHAIRMAN MAO'S 'LITTLE RED BOOK'IN A MASS DEMONSTRATION OF LOYALTY TO CHAIRMA MAO."On 18 August, 1966 at Tiananmen Square. Chairman Maoappeared atop the podium, wearing an olive green militaryuniform, the type favored by "Red Guards," but wh. Bookseller Inventory # 88127201

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Item Description: *MAO'S MANIFESTO HOW TO BE A "GOOD COMMUNIST" & "RED GUARD"*Peking 1966, Foreign Language Press. Red vinyl cover, 311p.,clean copy, 9.3 x 13.5 cm., English text, Mao frontis photo,title & 2 pages stamped: "China Books D.O.J. WARNING" FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING ! VERY RARE DOJ BANNED ITEM !*** *** ***. THE INFAMOUS MAO'S "LITTLE RED BOOK". A RARE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING.*This is the title carried by the new movement sanctioned byMao and Lin Biao at the August 16, 1966 mass rally inTiananmen Square [Chinese language version]. That day, theChinese "HONG WEI BING" ["RED GUARDS"] and the CHINESE"CULTURAL REVOLUTION" ["DA GEMING WENWHA"] was born andsanctioned officially by Mao and Lin Biao. This book was the"Holy Grail" to the "Red Guards" and carried by them as anexpression of devotion and loyalty to Chairman Mao.Many of the young students had a tiny red cotton shoulderbags used to carry the book. These had yellow charactersstenciled on it with the slogan "MAO ZHU XI MAN SUI" ["LongLive Chairman Mao"].Please inquire with us, we have the rare originals in stock!THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN STUDENT ANTI-VIETNAM WARMOVEMENT & THE "LITTLE RED BOOK".American University Students in the fall of 1966 began tocarry the book the U.S. Department of Justice just 'banned'and 'unapproved.' With the first controversial imports ofthis title university students throughout America flauntedthis book at anti-Vietnam war campus demonstrations vexingadministrators and local police called in to subdue thestudents.***DIFFICULTY IN DISTINGUISHING THE TRUE FIRST EDITION:.This is a copy of Mao's famous and iconographic "LITTLE REDBOOK." It consists of famous quotations from Chairman Mao.***WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES THE FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTINGRIGHT: There are Two Editions of the First Edition:.The FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING:Published in English circa [June-July 1966] ONLY HAS THECALLIGRAPHY PAGE BY LIN BIAO, which follows the portrait ofChairman Mao. On the verso of that page, it reads: "StudyChairman Mao's writings, follow his teachings and actaccording to his instructions. Lin Biao."Followed by the "CONTENTS" page. [There is NO FOREWORD BYLIN BIAO!].*THE SECOND PRINTING, also has the calligraphy page by LinBiao, but the following page has: "THE FOREWORD TO THESECOND EDITION OF QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMANMAO TSE-TUNG[December 16, 1966] Lin Biao, which is [4] un-paginatedpages, following that is the "Contents" page.If these Lin Biao Foreword pages are pulled out to deceivethe buyer into thinking it is the FIRST EDITION, FIRSTISSUE, please examine the red vinyl plastic covers. Theinside of the Second Printing December 16, 1966 issue has asemi-circular or 3 curved lines like a "fan" going verticalinside the front cover near the hinge, and the same "fan"pattern inside the back cover, also going vertical along thehinge side and also horizontal at the top of the inside ofthe back cover small 'note' pocket.The First Edition, First Printing vinyl does not have the"fan" pattern anywhere. It uses a different design which aresmall straight lines about 3 cm. wide like a railroad track,or dashes vertical along the hinge side of the front andback covers, and also at the top of the pocked in the rearcovers. Otherwise they 'look' very similar. Please view ourwebsite photos of both books and the major differences,posted to our site as illus08.jpg. The top example is theFirst Edition, First printing, the lower isthe Second printing.The Chinese colophons are identical, stating: 5 Chinesecharacters: MAO ZU SHI. Our illus07.jpg shows the twovariant examples of the First Edition, First Printing, theone on the right side is the most common example.*** *** ***.THE BEGINNING OF THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION AND THE RED GUARDS:"THE HONG WEI BING" CARRY CHAIRMAN MAO'S 'LITTLE RED BOOK'IN A MASS DEMONSTRATION OF LOYALTY TO CHAIRMA MAO."On 18 August, 1966 at Tiananmen Square. Chairman Maoappeared atop the podium, wearing an olive green militaryuniform, the type favored by "Red Gua. Bookseller Inventory # 88127202

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MAO ZEDONG. - [FIRST EDITION OF THE "LITTLE RED BOOK" - THE "CHINESE BIBLE"]

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Item Description: (Printed in China, May 1964). 12mo. Pages measuring 140 x 102 mm. Orig. red vinyl w. blindstamped lettering and star to front cover. A bit of soiling to cover, and inner hinges (the cover is made to fit around original blank paper-boards) starting to open, but tight and not likely to split. Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao + 2, 2, 250 pp. As expected, lacking Lin Biao's endorsement-leaf. Old ownership-inscription in Chinese on front free end-paper, dated "1964.9.2." The rare first edition, published in a very restricted number, of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB), which together with the bible is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). This first edition is distinguishable from later editions by its slightly larger page size, by only containing 30 chapters, and by ending with page 250. There is also no publishing data, due to the simultaneous production of it at different locations in China, which made local distribution easier.The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao shortly in 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script, and it is this endorsement leaf that is lacking in the present copy, -however, this leaf is actually supposed to be lacking: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photograph portraits near the front. As they can still be found all over China, most likely they have been printed again even more recently. No one denies Mao is the Father of his country, truly the last Emperor, a symbol of power and reverence who has been exonerated for the mistakes of his reign and consequently recognized for his achievements as hope for the future. His ideology forms a brilliant concept that is still readable and a. Bookseller Inventory # 34869

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MAO ZEDONG. - [FIRST EDITION OF THE "LITTLE RED BOOK" - THE "CHINESE BIBLE"]

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Item Description: (Printed in China, May 1964). 12mo. Pages measuring 139 x 103 mm. Orig. red vinyl w. blindstamped lettering and star to front cover. The cover is made to fit around original blank paper-boards. A bit of soiling to cover and a bit of wear to extremities. Free end-papers brownspotted. Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao + 2, 2, 250 pp. Lin Biao's endorsement-leaf is supplied in facsimile. The rare first edition, published in a very restricted number, of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB), which together with the bible is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). This first edition is distinguishable from later editions by its slightly larger page size, by only containing 30 chapters, and by ending with page 250. There is also no publishing data, due to the simultaneous production of it at different locations in China, which made local distribution easier.The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao shortly in 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script, and it is this endorsement leaf that is lacking in the present copy, -however, this leaf is actually supposed to be lacking: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photograph portraits near the front. As they can still be found all over China, most likely they have been printed again even more recently. No one denies Mao is the Father of his country, truly the last Emperor, a symbol of power and reverence who has been exonerated for the mistakes of his reign and consequently recognized for his achievements as hope for the future. His ideology forms a brilliant concept that is still readable and admired today for its political theories and strategies, and no doubt he would be ver. Bookseller Inventory # 34870

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Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu [Chinese] ("Quotations: MAO, Chairman.

MAO, Chairman.

Published by General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army [nd but May, 1964], [China, probably Peking] (1964)

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Item Description: General Political Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army [nd but May, 1964], [China, probably Peking], 1964. FIRST EDITION. TP + 1 leaf = Portrait of Chairman Mao + 1-2 = Contents + 1-250; 12 mo. First Edition.Compiled and edited by Tian Xiao Guang, this first edition of the "Quotations of Chairman Mao" is distinguished from all other editions by its size, 5 ?" high, and by the fact that it contains only 30 chapters and ends with page 250. (Later editions are 4?" high, contain 33 chapters and come in a variety of paginations.) It was originally published in very limited numbers for distribution among the top echelons of the Chinese military. The first issue of the book was bound in the printed paper wrappers offered here - while the red vinyl plastic covers, that later became so ubiquitous, were still being printed. This small, succinct and easily portable book of inspirational teachings exploded in popularity and over the next four years, a total of 720 million copies were printed. It has been estimated that overall between 5 and 6½ billion copies of the book were printed during Mao's attempt to reform Chinese society and it is reputed to be the second most printed book in world history - preceded only by the Bible. The book was originally published with an endorsement page written by Mao's longtime comrade-in-arms, Lin Biao, quoting the revolutionary hero, Lei Feng ("Study Chairman Mao's writings, follow his teachings and act according to his instructions"). Lin Biao was primarily responsible for publishing and promoting this book and his career - already extremely successful - was greatly enhanced by his high profile involvement with The Little Red Book. By 1969, Lin Biao had been designated as Mao's official heir and successor by the Ninth Party Congress. But, in late 1971, Lin Biao was suspected in a plot to assassinate Mao and he died when his plane was shot down over Mongolia. Mao subsequently ordered that Lin Biao's memory be effaced in China and that the endorsement page be removed from the millions and millions of extant copies. Since failure to follow this command was interpreted as disloyalty to Mao - an offense that could be fatal during the Cultural Revolution in which this book played such a central role - almost all surviving copies, including this one, do not have that page still in place. Also removed from this copy - as commonly happened following the excision of the Lin Biao endorsement - is the single-line, red-type ("Workers of the World Unite!") half title page that originally preceded the title page along with the two-page "Introduction." Original stapled, printed wrappers with a red field and black lettering to the front cover and red lettering to the spine. The title-page is printed in red and green and is followed by the brown portrait of the young Chairman Mao. All of the text is in Chinese. The covers are lightly soiled, worn and creased - with a small red stain to the upper right edge of the front cover. With occasional soiling stains to the pages - this being an obviously well-read, but equally well-preserved copy of this amazingly important book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 472

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Item Description: 1964, 1964. 16mo. Size: 10 x 13,8 cm. Pp. (viii), 2, 2, 250. Including half title, title printed in red and green, front portrait of Mao, one page with Lin Biao's calligraphic endorsement, two pages introduction with Lin Biao's name and two pages of content. Text in Chinese throughout. Original printed wrappers printed in red and black, spine partly gone. Some waterstaining to the wrappers, the preliminaries and first few leaves and light marginal staining at the end of the book. Housed in a specially made red cloth box.First complete edition of Maos' Little Red Book, one of the world's most reprinted books. It is of the scarce original Chinese printing which is difficult to identify since it does not contain a dated colophon but it's distinguishable from other editions by its slightly larger size, by containing thirty chapters only and ending at page 250. It was produced in May 1964 for internal use only, created at the suggestion of General Lin Biao to flatter Mao and help his own advancement within the Chinese Communist Party. However Lin Biao was assassinated in 1971 and then the endorsement leaf was ordered to be torn out in all copies as a sign of loyalty to Mao. Subsequently copies printed after 1971 do not include any mention of Lin and most copies which do survive of this first edition have the leaf removed. Bookseller Inventory # 100310

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MAO ZEDONG. - [FIRST COMPLETE EDITION OF THE "LITTLE RED BOOK" - THE "CHINESE BIBLE"]

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Item Description: (Printed in China, August, 1965 [on colophon]). 12mo. Pages measuring 125 x 87 mm. Orig. red vinyl w. blindstamped lettering and star to front cover (the cover is made to fit around original blank paper-boards). Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao, Lin Biao's endorsement leaf + 3, (1 blank), 2, 270 pp. + one leaf (colophon). An excellent, near mint copy, apart from some soiling to inside of back wrapper. The rare first complete edition of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB). This is the third edition, upon which all subsequent versions and translations of the Little Red Book are based. Together with the bible this is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). With the rare endorsement-leaf, which is usually lacking. The third edition, here in the iconic red vinyl binding, contains the 33 chapters for the first time, as do all later editions. It is slightly smaller than both the first and second (which contains 32 chapters) editions, and it has the portrait of Mao from the first edition. It now contains 270 pages as opposed to 250 of the first edition and 260 of the second edition, and it has a colophon leaf. "As with the earliest printings it is published for the General Political Departm ent and intended only "for internal circulation". Copies appear in both printed paper wrappers and red vinyl plastic." (Oliver Lei Han, Sources and Early Printing History of Chairman Mao's "Quotations). The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao in late 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script. This endorsement leaf is lacking in most copies of all editions of the book due to political reasons: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photo. Bookseller Inventory # 35300

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MAO ZEDONG. - [FIRST EDITION OF THE "LITTLE RED BOOK" - THE "CHINESE BIBLE"]

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Item Description: (Printed in China, May 1964). 12mo. 138 x 101 mm. Orig. printed wrappers w. black and red printing to front-wrapper. Half-title printed in red, title-page in red and green, portrait of Chairman Mao, Lin Biao's endorsement leaf (w. the printing-mistake) + 2, 2, 250 pp. An excellent, exceedingly nice and clean copy w. only very minor creasing to wrappers. The rare first edition, published in a very restricted number, of Mao's Little Red Book (LRB), which together with the bible is the most printed book ever (it also holds the world record of most copies printed of a single work in under four years - 720 million copies by the end of 1967). With the rare endorsement-leaf, which is usually lacking. This first edition is distinguishable from later editions by its slightly larger page size, by only containing 30 chapters, and by ending with page 250. There is also no publishing data, due to the simultaneous production of it at different locations in China, which made local distribution easier.The idea of publishing this little book of quotations, which are taken from the first official edition of Mao's writings (his selected works vols. 1-4, printed 1951-60), came to Lin Biao in late 1963 or early 1964, by which time the four volumes of Mao's works had become the chief reading and source of knowledge within China. The little (red) book was meant as inspirational reading for the public, and for several years a campaign was promoted urging (or perhaps commanding) everyone to study the thoughts of Chairman Mao in this form. The short quotation form made the thoughts more easily accessible, and even uneducated people (like the soldiers) were able to become acquainted with the thoughts and philosophy of their leader.Lin Biao wrote an endorsement, choosing three sentences from the diary of Lei Feng, which he wrote in calligraphic script. This endorsement leaf is lacking in most copies due to political reasons: By heavily promoting the LRB, Lin Biao had greatly risen in importance within the Mao-hierarchy, and he was actually designated to become Mao's successor, -however, rumours occurred that Lin Biao was planning to assassinate Mao and take over power immediately, and thus he was killed. Due to the close relationship between Lin Biao and Mao, the betrayal was considered the more disgraceful, in fact so disgraceful that it was decided that he had to be erased from modern history. Thus it was decided and commanded that the endorsement leaf was to be removed from all copies of the LRB, and getting caught with not having torn this leaf out might very well have meant the death penalty. "The LRB continued to be printed in huge quantities for mass distribution up until the time of Mao's death on September 9th, 1976. This brought about an official end to the Cultural Revolution (which had used the LRB as a frequent symbol). By the late 1970s a change in government discouraged its further circulation and millions upon millions of copies were collected and destroyed as obsolete paper even while the cult of Maoism continued. It was during the centenary of Mao Tse-tung's birth (1993) that copies were once again printed, this time as facsimiles in English, French and German being exact replicas dated 1966 and with "First Edition" printed behind each title-page. They can be easily distinguished by their bright shiny red laminated covers and the presence of colored photograph portraits near the front. As they can still be found all over China, most likely they have been printed again even more recently. No one denies Mao is the Father of his country, truly the last Emperor, a symbol of power and reverence who has been exonerated for the mistakes of his reign and consequently recognized for his achievements as hope for the future. His ideology forms a brilliant concept that is still readable and admired today for its political theories and strategies, and no doubt he would be very proud to know the effect he has had on his own country and the world will. Bookseller Inventory # 35299

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