In February 1972, Richard Nixon became the first American
president to visit China. His historic one-hour meeting with Mao
Zedong ended the breach between the United States and China, which
had lasted since the Communist victory in 1949. Just as
significantly, the visit changed the face of international
relations from a bipolar Cold War to a three-sided struggle
involving the Soviet Union, China, and the United States.
Drawing on newly available material and interviews with all
major survivors, MacMillan re-examines that fateful week.
Authoritative and written with great narrative verve, Nixon in
China is a landmark work of history.