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The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China
The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China
Author: Peter Thompson, Robert Macklin
The compelling story of the first Australian to break into Fleet Street?s elite corps of foreign correspondents, this powerful and gripping biography narrates ?Chinese Morrison?s? life. A strong sense of courage and devotion to reporting the truth led Morrison to expose the Australian Kanaka slave trade; he worked as a correspondent for the L...  more » in the decadent and dangerous Chinese capital of Peking; he helped to organize the defense of the legations during the 55-day siege of the Boxer Uprising; he then, as adviser to the fledgling Chinese Government, was a pivotal figure in the fall of the last Emperor and the birth of the Chinese Republic. This fascinating account stands as a testament to his life?one that set the benchmark for correspondents to have courage, truth, and a need for expeditions.
ISBN-13: 9781741753516
ISBN-10: 1741753511
Publication Date: 9/1/2008
Pages: 480
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Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Book Type: Paperback
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