On Mao\’s Great Leap Forward:
\”One of the judges, [biographer] Brenda Maddox, simply said \’this book changed my life – I think differently about the 20th century than I did before. Why didn\’t I know about this?\’ We feel we know who the villains of the 20th century are – Stalin and Hitler. But here, fully 50 years after the event, is something we did not know about. It\’s a testament to the power of non-fiction, that it can rock you back on your heels.\”
Seriously? You had to wait until 2011 to work that one out?