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Author Sambuu, Zh. (Zhamsrangiĭn), 1895-1972.

Title Herdsman to statesman : the autobiography of Jamsrangiin Sambuu of Mongolia / introduced and edited by Morris Rossabi ; translated by Mary Rossabi.

Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 159 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and index.
Contents Jamsrangiin Sambuu and his autobiography : Paths of life / by Morris Rossabi -- Paths of life : a translation / by Mary Rossabi -- My ignorant simple childhood -- Becoming acquainted with the hardships of life -- Loving lessons from my parents -- Living at the Official Ministry for two months -- Every man is different -- The strong one is always right -- Time to begin lending a hand with the writing work -- How I became a family man -- Setting out by horseback armed against the occupier -- The road to educating the people through the party -- Carrying out the responsibility of trust -- Representing our government to our friendly neighbor -- The Soviet Union breaks up an attack -- Examining a firm friendship in the heat of an historic struggle -- The end of the harmful war and the beginning of peace time -- An honorable task for the people and the country.
Summary This compelling autobiography offers a panoramic view of the daily joys of a traditional Mongolian herding life as well as the hardships of oppressive foreign rule, abetted by avaricious local nobles and monks. Sambuu's story demonstrates the attraction of Communism for the poor and subjugated in an exploitative system. He himself flourished under Communism, becoming ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Stalin era and to North Korea during the Korean War and ultimately president of Mongolia. Enriched by a thoughtful introduction by leading scholar Morris Rossabi that sets the historical s.
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Subject Sambuu, Zh. (Zhamsrangiĭn), 1895-1972.
Mongolia -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
Herders -- Mongolia -- Biography.
Politicians -- Mongolia -- Biography.
Statesmen -- Mongolia -- Biography.
Mongolia -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rossabi, Morris.
Rossabi, Mary.
Added Title Am'dralyn Zamnalaas. English
Other Form: Print version: Sambuu, Zh. (Zhamsrangiĭn), 1895-1972. Am'dralyn Zamnalaas. English. Herdsman to statesman. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010 9781442207509 (DLC) 2010029205 (OCoLC)650219792
ISBN 1442207523 (electronic bk.)
9781442207523 (electronic bk.)