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Shanghai Tango

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The politically chaotic and morally degenerate Shanghai of 1931, a world of whorehouses, bars and murderous schemers, provides the background for this novel of intrigue. The starring players include a beautiful vaudeville performer who dancesand liveswith an ape, a tough expatriate who would kill anyone for money, a displaced Chinese despot and a Californian polo player on ...more
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by St. Martin's Press
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Mar 31, 2013 Lee marked it as to-read
This is a curiosity I picked up a long time ago. It was a novel written by a man who created my favorite (and long-gone) comic strip in the 80s--"Rudy in Hollywood".
Ken Klein
Aug 09, 2016 Ken Klein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an unexpectedly fun book to read. It has a number of Dave Barry moments, in which the odd mix of people (and beings) work their way into absurd situations. At the same time, the author showed close familiarity with the details of military life in early 1930s China. He repeatedly shows how great plans can fall victim to small mistakes in details in putting together his story. In the genre of Americans adventuring in 1930s Shanghai (a category that admittedly has both literary and ...more
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William Overgard was an American cartoonist and comic artist.

William Overgard was born on April 30, 1926 in Santa Monica, California and graduated from Santa Monica High School. At age 12, Overgard sent his drawings to cartoonist Milton Caniff, whose Terry and the Pirates, Overgard enjoyed. Overgard enlisted in the armed forces in 1944 and served in Okinawa. During this time he pursued several ide
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