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Yang Shen, The God from the West, Book I

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Only one man dared fight to defend Shanghai from rebel hordes - the American adventurer who called up a ragtag band of deserters to defeat armies of thousands.

"A master in hell before a minion in Heaven. I'll be a prince in China, and lord over these heathen beggars, or I'll make a grea
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Paperback, 2nd edition, 556 pages
Published July 4th 2013 by Old China Books (first published August 1st 2011)
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Yankee Mandarin

by James Lande

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Yankee Mandarin is a work of love by a person who has extraordinary and detailed knowledge about the subject, the time, and the tensions of the area. It is very carefully crafted, and I respect the work that is represented here. Personally, I found that there was too much detail, too much precision in the descriptions of the changing of sails and charting the navigation and the diffe
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James Lande
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who liked Shogun...and Taipan
Recommended to James by: The author
Continuing in the tradition of Sho­gun and Taipan, James Lande is writing a blockbuster novel about the adventure of a 19th century American soldier-of-fortune who returns to China to topple the Manchu dynasty and make himself a prince, even emperor, in China. Arriving in the midst of the bloodiest civil war in human history, Fletcher Thorson Wood instead takes up the imperial cause against the "Christian" rebels, trains and fights beside native Chinese troops and mandarins, builds the most powe ...more
John Garner
Aug 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Want to be picked up and dropped in the middle of a bloody civil war? Want to get stuck on a sandbar and battle a small fleet of pirates, while armed with only a six pound cannon and a few obsolete rifles? If this doesn't quench your adventurous thirst, then how about attacking a walled city guarded by blood-thirsty rebels, with less than a hundred intoxicated, undertrained mercenaries and deserters?

Or maybe you are in more of a social mood. How about mingling with rich merchants, decorated mili
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Ron
Nov 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having recently finished the unabridged version of Les Miserables, when I began Yang Shen I immediately noticed a similarity between the technique of Mr Lande with the work of Victor Hugo. Both authors have interspersed chapters containing a wide variety of historical detail with other chapters which weave the threads of exciting, action stories. The drama of Yang Shen extends from fighting pirates on the high seas to negotiating passage through vicious rebel armies on the upper reaches of the t ...more
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