An estimated 36 million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early '60s. Yang spent 20 years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father.

Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 2012, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374277932