Empire Made Me

Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

Paperback (03 Jun 2004) | English

Not available for sale

Includes delivery to USA

Out of stock

Other formats/editions

Synopsis

'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made Me

Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.

About the Publisher

Penguin Books

Penguin Books

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141011950
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 951.13204092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 409
Weight: 314g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 20mm