History Books - Overused?Watch
China's 20th century:
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Destination Chungking - Han Suyin
Chiang-Kai Shek: China's Generalissimo and the Nation He Lost - Jonathan Fenby
Mao: The Unknown Story - Jung Chang
Tsarist and Communist Russia:
The Gulag Archipelago - Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (thinking this one is cliched especially)
Also I've avoided referring to any books about historiography although I have read some. The books above are the only ones that I've referred to throughout the entire personal statement. Would it be good to include a historiographical book for variety?
Thanks in advance!