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Secret War In Shanghai

Author: Bernard Wasserstein
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786721368
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The paradise of adventurers, Shanghai during World War II was suffused with dangerous glamour. Racketeers, cutthroats and con-men jostled for advantage as secret agents of the great powers waged a complex and sinister struggle for power. In this classic account, Bernard Wasserstein draws on the files of the Shanghai Police as well as the intelligence archives of the many countries involved, to provide the definitive story of Shanghai’s secret war. Bernard Wasserstein introduces the British, American and Australian individuals who collaborated with the Axis powers as well as subversive warfare operatives battling the Japanese – and one another. At times both shocking and amusing, this book lifts the lid on the bizarre underworld of the ‘sin city of the Orient’ during its most enthralling period in history.

Secret War In Shanghai

Author: Bernard Wasserstein
Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781784537647
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"The paradise of adventurers", Shanghai during World War II was suffused with dangerous glamour. Racketeers, cutthroats and con-men jostled for advantage as secret agents of the great powers waged a complex and sinister struggle for power. In this classic account, Bernard Wasserstein draws on the files of the Shanghai Police as well as the intelligence archives of the many countries involved, to provide the definitive story of Shanghai's secret war. Bernard Wasserstein introduces the British, American and Australian individuals who collaborated with the Axis powers as well as subversive warfare operatives battling the Japanese-and one another. At times both shocking and amusing, this book lifts the lid on the bizarre underworld of the 'sin city of the Orient' during its most enthralling period in history.

Secret War In Shanghai

Author: Bernard Wasserstein
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395985373
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The story of wartime Shanghai unveils the savage political intrigue, diplomatic maneuvering, and sometimes deadly espionage that defined this city at the height of World War II, as foreign representatives converged on the city with its promise of cheap living and excitement. Tour.

Spymaster

Author: Frederic Wakeman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520234073
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Annotation Wakeman's authoritative biography of the ruthlessly powerful man who led the Chinese Secret Service during the violent and tumultuous period after the fall of the Imperial system.

From Shanghai To Shanghai

Author: Tetsuo Asō
Publisher: Signature Books
ISBN: 9781891936319
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From Shanghai to Shanghai (Shanhai yori Shanhai e) is a most unusual, grass-roots level diary of the Sino-Japanese war. The author, Dr. Aso (1910?1989), served as a medical officer in the Japanese Imperial Army in China. A gynecologist with varied interests and talents, Aso takes us with him on his travels and work in China from late 1937, when he first arrived in Shanghai, to 1941, when he was repatriated in the same city after tours of duty there, in Nanjing, and in other parts of central China. As he points out in his introduction: While most accounts of land war are about the battlefield, ?my war records are of military comfort women, cabaret dance girls, the military secret service, missionaries, and . . . the ?incident?.? The ?incident?, often referred to in books about comfort women, alludes to the fact that Aso became the first Japanese medical officer to perform health examinations on military comfort women. While treating the wounded in Shanghai, he was ordered to perform examinations on a group of comfort women who had arrived to serve the military, the first such measure taken by Japan to reduce venereal diseases among the troops. This duty continued and dovetailed with his other activities in China.Aso was literally born into a world of gynecology and prostitution. His father was a gynecologist with a practice in the entertainment quarters of Fukuoka. His home was also a school for midwives and a clinic for treating prostitutes from the neighboring teahouses and brothels. When Aso was a child, the prostitutes became his big sisters. It was only natural, Aso later wrote, that when he grew up he would become a gynecologist and attend to the health of women.After 1945 he was frequently accused of forcing women into prostitution during the war, which made him finally decide to tell his side of the story by compiling this book from his wartime diary.On the original Japanese edition??Researchers describe ?Shanhai yori Shanhai e? as first-rate historical testimony?? ? Japan Times

Shanghai

Author: Harriet Sergeant
Publisher: Crown Pub
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Traces the history of the Chinese city of Shanghai between the two world wars, examining the rich social, political, and cultural complexities of the city during the period.

Shanghai Refuge

Author: Ernest G. Heppner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803223684
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The unlikely refuge of Shanghai, the only city in the world that did not require a visa, was buffeted by the struggle between European imperialism, Japanese aggression, and Chinese nationalism. Ernest G. Heppner's compelling testimony is a brilliant account of this little-known haven. ø Although Heppner was a member of a privileged middle-class Jewish family, he suffered from the constant anti-Semitic undercurrent in his surroundings. The devastation of "Crystal Night" in November 1938, however, introduced a new level of Nazi horror and ended his comfortable world overnight. Heppner and his mother used the family's resources to escape to Shanghai. ø Heppner was taken aback by experiences on the ocean liner that transported the refugees to Shanghai: he was embarrassed and confounded when Egyptian Jews offered worn clothing to the Jewish passengers, he resented the edicts against Jewish passengers disembarking in any ports on the way, and he was unprepared for the poverty and cultural dislocation of the great city of Shanghai. Nevertheless, Heppner was self-reliant, energetic, and clever, and his story of finding niches for his skills that enabled him to survive in a precarious fashion is a tribute to human endurance. ø In 1945, after the liberation of China, Heppner found a responsible position with the American forces there. He and his wife, whom he had met and married in the ghetto, arrived in the United States in 1947 with only eleven dollars but boundless hope and energy. ø Heppner's account of the Shanghai ghetto is as vivid to him now as it was then. His admiration for his new country and his later success in business do not, however, obscure for him the shameful failure of the Allies to furnish a refuge for Jews before, during, and after the war.

Empire Made Me

Author: Robert A. Bickers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231131322
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This riveting "biography of a nobody" offers a rare view of empire from the bottom up and a glimpse of the making of modern China. Robert Bickers mines the letters of Richard Tinkler along with archival files to create a fascinating and much-needed narrative of everyday life in the colonial world and an unvarnished portrait of the colonial experience that will permanently affect our view of it.

Oss

Author: Richard Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599216584
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“The best book about America’s first modern secret service.” --Washington Post Book World In the months before World War II, FDR prepared the country for conflict with Germany and Japan by reshuffling various government agencies to create the Office of Strategic Services--America’s first intelligence agency and the direct precursor to the CIA. When he charged William (“Wild Bill”) Donovan, a successful Wall Street lawyer and Wilkie Republican, to head up the office, the die was set for some of the most fantastic and fascinating operations the U.S. government has ever conducted. Author Richard Harris Smith, himself an ex-CIA hand, documents the controversial agency from its conception as a spin-off of the Office of the Coordinator for Information to its demise under Harry Truman and reconfiguration as the CIA. During his tenure, Donovan oversaw a chaotic cast of some ten thousand agents drawn from the most conservative financial scions to the country’s most idealistic New Deal true believers. Together they usurped the roles of government agencies both foreign and domestic, concocted unbelievably complicated conspiracies, and fought the good fight against the Axis powers of Germany and Japan. For example, when OSS operatives stole vital military codebooks from the Japanese embassy in Portugal, the operation was considered a success. But the success turned into a flop as the Japanese discovered what had happened, and hastily changed a code that had already been decrypted by the U.S. Navy. Colorful personalities and truly priceless anecdotes abound in what may arguably be called the most authoritative work on the subject.

Shanghai On The M Tro

Author: Michael Barry Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520085190
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Secret agents, gun runners, White Russians, adventurers, and con men--they all play a part in Michael Miller's strikingly original study of interwar France. Based on extensive research in security files and a mass of printed sources, this book shows how a distinctive milieu of spies and spy literature emerged between the two world wars, reflecting the atmosphere and concerns of these years. Miller argues that French fascination with intrigue between the wars reveals a far more assured and playful national mood than historians have hitherto discerned in the final decades of the Third Republic. But the larger history set in motion by World War I and the subsequent reading of French history into global history are the true subjects of this work. Reconstituting through his own narratives the histories of interwar travel and adventure and the willful turning of contemporary affairs into a source of romance, Miller recovers the ambiance and special qualities of the age that produced its intrigues and its tales of spies. Secret agents, gun runners, White Russians, adventurers, and con men--they all play a part in Michael Miller's strikingly original study of interwar France. Based on extensive research in security files and a mass of printed sources, this book shows how a distinctive milieu of spies and spy literature emerged between the two world wars, reflecting the atmosphere and concerns of these years. Miller argues that French fascination with intrigue between the wars reveals a far more assured and playful national mood than historians have hitherto discerned in the final decades of the Third Republic. But the larger history set in motion by World War I and the subsequent reading of French history into global history are the true subjects of this work. Reconstituting through his own narratives the histories of interwar travel and adventure and the willful turning of contemporary affairs into a source of romance, Miller recovers the ambiance and special qualities of the age that produced its intrigues and its tales of spies.