Bloody Saturday: Shanghai's Darkest Day: Penguin Specials

Bloody Saturday: Shanghai's Darkest Day: Penguin Specials

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Saturday, August 14, 1937 - that summer Shanghai was expecting to be hit by a typhoon of 'violent intensity'. The typhoon passed, but what did strike Shanghai was a man-made typhoon of bombs and shrapnel that brought aerial death and destruction such as no city had ever seen before. The clock outside the Cathay Hotel stopped at 4.27 p.m. precisely as the first bombs landed on the junction of the Nanking Road and the Bund; the second wave of explosions struck the dense crowds outside the Great World amusement centre in the French Concession. Bloody Saturday reconstructs the events of that dreadful day from eyewitness accounts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 112 x 179 x 9mm | 86g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0734398557
  • 9780734398550
  • 658,354

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"A gripping page turner, it brings the events to life with a tremendous accumulation of detail and anecdote. . . . French is clearly immersed in the history of the period." --South China Morning Post "Never less than fascinating . . . one of the best portraits of between-the-wars China that has yet been written." --Wall Street Journal on Midnight in Peking
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About Paul French

Paul French is the author of the New York Times bestseller Midnight in Peking, currently being developed as a series for TV. His upcoming book City of Devils- A Shanghai Noir is centered on the dancehalls, casinos and cabarets of wartime Shanghai.
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