In this classic account, Bernard Wasserstein draws on the files of the Shanghai Police as well as the intelligence archives of the many countries involved, to provide the definitive story of Shanghai's secret war. Bernard Wasserstein introduces the British, American and Australian individuals who collaborated with the Axis powers as well as subversive warfare operatives battling the Japanese - and one another. At times both shocking and amusing, this book lifts the lid on the bizarre underworld of the 'sin city of the Orient' during its most enthralling period in history.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'With the consummate skill of the storyteller, Wasserstein brings to vivid life one of the most thrilling, perplexing and enigmatic cities on earth.' - Sunday Times, 'Utterly enthralling...capturing with all the intensity of a blockbusting novelist the mood and intrigues of what was one of the great cities of the world.'- Far Eastern Economic Review, 'Wasserstein knows a bad hat when he sees one. His cool accounts of such colourful Shanghai criminals as one-Arm Sutton, Peg-Leg Kearney, "Princess" Sumaire and "Captain" Pick are as enjoyable as they are admirable for their research.'- Daily Telegraph, 'Meticulously researched, thoroughly enjoyable' - Literary Review, 'Shanghai was the sewer of the East out of which a lot of rats crawled...Readers will find life in the shadow world of Shanghai both appalling and fascinating.' - Oxford Mail, 'The military, economic and human detail in this history is as entertaining as it is endlessly informative. An utterly fascinating read.' - Jerusalem Post