Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

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'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.

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Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities. Threatened from within by communist workers and governed by desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was mesmerising and terrible. Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police.

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