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Best Books on Mao's Horrific Cultural Revolution

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David Mueller emails:

What are the best books to read on Mao's cultural revolution, Chinese
history, and the cultural revolution coming to America?

The best books on the horror of Mao's cultural revolution ( R. J. Rummel estimates that 38 million died) and the period leading up to it are the books that are the parts of Frank Dikötter's trilogy:

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

The Cultural Revolution: A People's History, 1962?1976

I know of no books that detail developing trends in America.
There are however solid videos that cover different aspects of the trends such as The Trojan Horse Ep. 3: Critical Race Theory with James Lindsay.