THE LONG MARCH: 1935 by DICK WILSON
331 pages. Viking. $8.95.
No understanding of Mao Tse-tung's present statepsychological or otherwiseis possible without some knowledge of the Ch'ang Cheng, the Long March upcountry by which the Chinese Communist forces escaped annihilation nearly 40 years ago.
In the autumn of 1934, the Kiangsi soviet founded by Mao and his comrade-in-arms Chu Teh in the mountains of south-central China was about to be overrun by close to a million
Nationalist troops commanded by Chiang Kai-shek and his German advisers. On October 16, 100,000 Red soldiers and camp followers...