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The Warlord

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La Cina del 1927, un paese nel caos che sta affacciandosi sul mondo moderno, percorso da avventurieri, provocatori, affaristi venuti da ogni parte del mondo. Un paese che appare come una smagliante riserva di ricchezze per chiunque abbia l'ardire di impadronirsene, ma devastato dai banditi e dilaniato dalle lotte e delle ambizioni dei signori della guerra. Tra di essi spic ...more
Hardcover, 717 pages
Published January 1st 1983 by Simon & Schuster
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Juneus
May 20, 2010 Juneus rated it it was amazing
I do not remember where i got this book, but it really impressed me. I learned a lot reading it and that is why I am such a fan of Historical Fiction.
Justin
Jun 29, 2007 Justin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: most people
I think this book is really awesome, and I don't think it ever got recognized. My mom gave it to me, and it's one of the few books my mom has given me that I've read and enjoyed. At the time I was only a blossoming literature nerd, so maybe if I re-read it now I'd have a different opinion, but I really doubt it. Not a lot of stories have really stuck with me, but I remember a lot about this one, and if I hadn't lent it to a friend who never returned it, then I think I'd read it again. As is the ...more
Chris Gager
Read this just before "The Good Earth". A very different look at China at the same time in it's history. Historical fiction in the vein of "Tai Pan" and very entertaining. Takes place in the Warlord period of the late 1920's and includes many real figures and events. Slightly diminished by the romance/sex stuff. Nice that the young American was not presented in the greatest light. Ethically compromised by lust. Typical!
Lee
This was something my father left. My father's tastes diverge wildly from mine in the matter of fiction (we like most of the same non-fiction, or used to), so, to be frank, I had expected this to be a piece of stupendous crap. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Jake
May 06, 2011 Jake rated it it was ok
It took a long time to read and there weren't that many exciting parts. It told the stories of an American missionary in China who was kidnapped from a train and then joined a group of bandits until they were raided by the General's Army then he joined t
Benjamin
Jun 25, 2007 Benjamin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: China history buffs
I don't know anything about China's history, but this book made me yearn to be there and to know more. It's a beautifully written book that seems to step outside of the common tourist's point of view but yet maintain the Eastern mysticism.
Janice
Sep 26, 2013 Janice rated it it was amazing
Gotta love historical fiction where learning is a fun experience. Great book.
Kathleen
Mar 11, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
The absolute best book I ever read since The Thorn Birds.
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Malcolm Joseph Bosse (1926–2002) was an American author of both young adult and adult novels. His novels are often set in Asia, and have been praised for their cultural and historical information relating to the character's adventures. Bosse mostly wrote historical fiction novels after the publication of The Warlord, which became a best-seller.

Bosse was born in Detroit, Michigan and died in New Yo
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