Mao's ambitious and ruthless Great Leap Forward, designed to vault China into the twentieth century, tramples tens of million of lives, as Frank Dikötter meticulously details in this gripping work.
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March 8: "The development of this crony capitalism came at the expense of our constitutional principles, that we are a nation governed by laws and not men."
Anthony Marra and Justin St. Germain are the winners of the 2013 Discover Great New Writers awards.
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