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The Resource Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War, Taras Grescoe

Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War, Taras Grescoe

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Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War
Title
Shanghai grand
Title remainder
forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War
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Taras Grescoe
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily 'Mickey' Hahn was a legendary New Yorker journalist whose vivid writing played a crucial role in opening Western eyes to the realities of life in China. At the height of the Depression, Hahn arrived in Shanghai after a disappointing affair with an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter, convinced she will never love again. After checking in to Sassoon's glamorous Cathay Hotel, Hahn is absorbed into the social swirl of the expats drawn to pre-war China, among them Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Harold Acton, and a colourful gangster named Morris 'Two-Gun' Cohen. But when she meets Zau Sinmay, a Chinese poet from an illustrious family, she discovers the real Shanghai through his eyes: the city of rich colonials, triple agents, opium-smokers, displaced Chinese peasants, and increasingly desperate White Russian and Jewish refugees--places her innate curiosity will lead her to explore first hand. Danger lurks on the horizon, though, as the brutal Japanese occupation destroys the seductive world of pre-war Shanghai, paving the way for Mao Tse-tung's Communists rise to power"--
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Grescoe, Taras
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hahn, Emily
  • Hahn, Emily
  • Sassoon, Elias Victor
  • Cathay Hotel (Shanghai, China)
  • Americans
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Aliens
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai (China)
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Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War, Taras Grescoe
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
918994615
Extent
xiv, 455 p
Isbn
9781443425537
Lccn
2016001124
Other physical details
ill.
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Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the second World War, Taras Grescoe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
918994615
Extent
xiv, 455 p
Isbn
9781443425537
Lccn
2016001124
Other physical details
ill.

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