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Shanghai Passage

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Being a tale of Mystery and Adventure on the High Seas in which Stuard Ormsby is shanghaied about the tramp steamer Nanking bound for ports on the China coast.
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published 1947 by Doubleday (first published 1929)
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Aug 18, 2008 Tom rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young people looking for adventure
Shelves: adventure, boys, nautical
This is the third book in the Tod Moran high seas adventures and was written by Howard Pease in 1929.

This is the first book which doesn't use Tod Moran's point of view and instead uses that of another character.

Stuart Ormsby is a military kid who can't make it at West Point Military Academy and in fleeing his disappointed family gets Shanghaied aboard the Nanking bound for China. He meets up with Tod Moran and Tom Jarvis also aboard the ship to investigate foul play.

I loved this book as a young...more
loved this book, which was taken from my grandfather's collection. Very swashbuckling, real boy's novel. The tattooed captain, Tom Jarvis is marvelous, and the plots are so much fun.
Third in a series of adventure novels set aboard tramp steamers. Dated but fun.
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Howard Pease (1894 - 1974) was an American writer of adventure stories from Stockton, California. Most of his stories revolved around a young protagonist, William Todhunter ("Tod") Moran who shipped out on tramp freighters during the interwar years. For most of his life Pease resided in the San Francisco area, e...more
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