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The Cultural Revolution is Now a Book

Remember all those boring posts I wrote last summer, about China’s Cultural Revolution? You may be glad to know that you can now obtain this snooze-material in book form. I’ve compiled the posts into a 26,000 word book, entitled The Cultural Revolution: Then and Mao, and submitted it to Smashwords.com, for publication.

The list price is $0.00 on Smashwords, so you can download it in a variety of formats, for free. But I like competition, so I’ve also put my book up for sale in my Free Bookstore (see the menu at the top of my blog). The cost is $0.00. You can read it online, or download it. It’s in PDF format, which I think is the best format for versatility of layout. And PDFs can be read in most browsers.

Images work well in PDF format, whereas they can be a real bugaboo in e-books, such as ePUB and Kindle formats. In fact, in order to qualify for Smashword’s premium catalog, that will list the book with other distributors, such as Barnes & Noble, and Apple, I may have to remove all the images, and submit a revised manuscript. That’s because they’ve been fucked up by Smashwords’ Meatgrinder document converter.

Which is a shame, because the pictures are what make any book worth reading. At least in my experience.

If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, I highly recommend, The Cultural Revolution: Then and Mao. This soporific is guaranteed to put you to sleep in five minutes or less, or your money back.

It’s about China’s Cultural Revolution, that went on for ten years, from 1966 to 1976. And it also details Chairman Mao Zedong’s life, from birth to death, and how he instigated the Cultural Revolution. It compares the Cultural Revolution with our recent spate of riots, chaos, and mayhem that has set our cities on fire for the pas . . . . zzzzzzzz.

Sorry about that. Now where was I? Oh yes, that damned book. If you want an interesting read, but are too cheap to pay money for it, you might want to settle for The Cultural Revolution: Then and Mao. In fact, I’m so desperate for you to read it, I’ve included this link: LINK, that you can click on, which will take you directly to my Free Bookstore, without having to find it in the Menu, above.

You’ll find the book there, along with a bunch of other dull tomes I’ve written and have trouble giving away. So take your pick.

I hope you’ll enjoy The Cultural Revolution: Then and Mao. But if you don’t, don’t blame me. The Cultural Revolution was Chairman Mao’s idea. Those damned commies never get anything right.

Happy reading!

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59 replies »

  1. ★★★★☆ A Book I Wanted to Remember, But…
    I liked this book until I started reading it. What’s not to like about a historical tale about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll… and mass-murder, starvation and brutal dictators? I wish I could remember. At any rate, we journey with the author across China on “The Chairman’s” journey to fame and fortune in the capital, and join in the band’s misadventures along the way. But the way the author chose to frame the story was a little artificial and distancing… I mean really, who would actually torture and kill-off all of his own band-mates and promoters, and then set up the neighborhood gang of bad kids as bouncers for his big party? At some point, the over-the-top story telling needs to fall away so we can simply experience the all the death, destruction and suffering at the The Chairman’s Communist party. Still, the book is mostly a well Wikipedia-researched historical novel, and that alone makes it a worthwhile addition to any nightstand.

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  2. I do believe this book could fall into a Historical series for you. “History: As seen through the eyes of Tippy! Guaranteed to be more exciting and more detailed than your history lessons that you learned in school. 🙂

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed this series, and learned a lot while reading it. Nice to know it’s been compiled into a book format. Highly recommend…

    By the way, if you were interested in packaging this with my accounting lecture videos, we could probably compete with some of the prescription-grade sleep aids… 🙂 And there would be no change in price…

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