This was an enjoyable book that is very easy to read. Mao is not a bad writer although he has a tendency to repeat himself... a lot. The book itself talks about the Communist revolution in China and the strategies involved in defeating the Nationalists. He also talks about unifying China to overcome the Japanese Invasion. A lot of the strategy that Mao talks about is very practical and can be used in day to day life. While Mao Tse Tung is not someone to look up to, he is a brilliant strategist. At the same time, the book is filled with some Marxist ideals that contradict what Mao did once he attained power. Since this is written by Mao, one could only expect that. It is fascinating to learn about how one fought a revolution where he was severely outnumbered, and yet he still managed to win. While in history there have been plenty of revolutions similar to this (Cuban revolution comes to mind), the vast size of China differentiates this from many others including the Red Revolution in Russia. The Red revolution has many similarities, but the revolution itself was different. If you are a history buff, then this is a must have for your collection. I gave it 4 stars due to the fact that Mao killed 70 million of his own Chinese so for that, he loses a star.