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Who is Wind-Gone-Mad? He is an ace pilot, a fearless fighter, and the ultimate defender of a war-torn China. But like the storied hero Batman, he is also an enigma, a man in disguise, his true identity shrouded in mystery. And, as with the Caped Crusader and the Joker, he faces one ruthless nemesis above all . . . a man known simply as “The Butcher.”

The epic battle has
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Published October 22nd 2009 by Galaxy Audio (first published 1935)
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Bruce Deming
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The audio CD is superb. The story Tah which was Mr Hubbard's was first pubished unprofessionally in (The University Hatchet Monthly Literary Review dated February 9, 1932) is a superb story of a young Chinese boy stuck in a war he really doesn't wish to be in. It's an excellent anti-war bit, especially for those who haven't chosen for themselves to be there... sad, touching and realistic I think.

Tah is a 12 year old Chinese boy caught up in a war machine where his individuality is crushed by
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Kevinn Doyle
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tah is a touching story about a child soldier in the Far East, in post WW 1 China. While I like Hubbard's writing style very much, this very short little story has got to be one of his most moving works. It brings the horror of war—as seen through the eyes of the young and the innocent—into our somewhat mundane world of Facebook updates, televised football broadcasts and cheeseburgers. I had to make a genuine effort not to cry. Quite, quite good.
Kaj Samuelsson
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I read about Wind-Gone-Mad, and it makes me wonder if there are more stories about Wind-Gone-Mad to read.
An excellent story with a lot of action.
Craig
Sep 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book collects three of Hubbard's early stories, all set in pre-war China. The title story is the longest and least interesting of the three, an aviation story which originally appeared in the October, 1935 issue of Top-Notch magazine. It's a little too long for its plot, despite some nice action sequences. Yellow Loot originally appeared in the October, 1934 issue of Thrilling Adventures Magazine. It's a fast-paced pulp thriller, with a nice chase scene on the Great Wall. Tah appears to ...more
Nick
Sep 24, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pulp-adventure
The title story of this volume was one of a short series of stories that L. Ron Hubbard wrote about post-World War I China. It's easy to view it as a simple adventure story, but I noticed a very interesting sub-theme, which is that capitalism should be attached to morality. This was much like the Daddy Warbucks stories of Little Orphan Annie, in that the concept of long-term profit is better than short-term profit that causes harm.
In "Wind-Gone-Mad," two aircraft companies fight it out over who
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Jasmine
Apr 24, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just couldn't. It was so poorly written and racist, I couldn't get past page 5, it was that bad. Just no.
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Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology. In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics. In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology. Thereafter ...more
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