Secret War In Shanghai. An Untold Story Of Espionage, Intrigue, And Treason In World War II

Wasserstein Bernard

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co
Publisher Place: Boston
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: Reprint

Description: 354 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Shanghai during World War II was a killing field of brutal competition, ideological struggle, and murderous political intrigue. China's largest and most cosmopolitan city, the intelligence capital of the Far East, was a magnet for a corrupt and bizarrely colorful group of men and women drawn to the "Paris of the East" for its seductive promise of high living and easy money. Political and sexual loyalties were for sale to the highest bidder. Allied and Axis agents, criminal gangs, and paramilitary units under various flags waged secret, savage warfare. Espionage, lurid vice, subversion, and crime came together in a lethal concoction. Nowhere on earth was the twilight zone between politics and criminality better exemplified than in this glittering and dangerous place. Secret War in Shanghai is the first book-length account of the little-known story of Shanghai in the war years. The widely respected historian Bernard Wasserstein has researched it entirely from original sources and uncovered startling new evidence of collaboration and treason by American, British, and Australian nationals. This remarkable depiction of complicity and betrayal is history at its most exciting and surprising.

ISBN: 9780395985373

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