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ISBN-10: 0679761284
ISBN-13: 9780679761280
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: 04/11/1995
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.22" W, 0.86" H

The Devil Soldier: The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China

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“So marvelously improbable, so rich in exotic detail, that if often reads more like a historical thriller than the serious work of history that it is.”–Los Angeles Times

With the same flair for history and narrative that distinguished his bestseller, The Alienist, Caleb Carr tells the incredible story of Frederick Townsend Ward, the American mercenary who fought for the emperor of China in the Taiping rebellion, history’s bloodiest civil war. The Devil Soldier is a thrilling, masterfully researched biography of the kind of adventurer the world no longer sees.

Praise for The Devil Soldier

“If ever a book of history were made for the movies, Caleb Carr’s The Devil Soldier is it.”Chicago Tribune

“Good, thorough, scholarly but absorbing.”–Edward Rice, author of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

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"Imagine an American version of Lawrence of Arabia at large in nineteenth-century China, add the devil-may-care exploits of Indiana Jones and the high moral purpose of Robin hood, and you'll have a rough idea of what the adventurer Frederick Townsend Ward was really like. His story, recounted by Caleb Carr in The Devil Soldier with authority and high spirits, is so marvelously improbable, so rich in exotic detail, that if often reads more like a historical thriller than the serious work of history that it is."Los Angeles Times

"If ever a book of history were made for the movies, Caleb Carr's The Devil Soldier is it."Chicago Tribune

"Good, thorough, scholarly but absorbing."–Edward Rice, author of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

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ISBN-10: 0679761284
ISBN-13: 9780679761280
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: 04/11/1995
Dimensions: 8.04" L, 5.22" W, 0.86" H
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