This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.

MIM's opinions about buying Mao's books from Amazon

For some reason, superstore Amazon has a poor collection of Mao books. It appears that Amazon was unable or unwilling to buy existing stashes of books by Mao, many of which continue to exist in print in China.

For example, "Four Essays on Philosophy" is indeed a cornerstone of Mao's work, but Amazon sells it for $22.50. It should be available for $5 tops. Try in a used book store.

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse Tung is more correctly priced at $9.50. That is the book that over a billion people have. It's what people mean when they say "Mao's little red book." Broken into short little snippets, it may be good for weak readers. We prefer that students study the works that the quotations come from, in whole and in their context, but we understand why people want this book for history's sake.

On Guerrilla Warfare is another impotant area of Mao's work. Mao's military writings explain why technologically and financially superior opponents lose to proletarian-led People's War.


Selected Readings from the Works of Mao...


The above choices come under the name "Mao Tse-tung." Recently, the romanized version of Chinese is "Mao Zedong."