Destination Peking

Destination Peking

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New York Times bestselling author Paul French (Midnight in Peking) returns to the Chinese capital to tell 18 true stories of fascinating people – many Americans among them – who visited the city in the first half of the 20th century.

From the ultra-wealthy Woolworths heiress Barbara Hutton and her husband the Prince Mdivani, to the poor “American girl” Mona Monteith, who worked in the city as a prostitute; from socialite Wallis Simpson and novelist JP Marquand, who held court on the rooftop of the Grand Hôtel de Pékin, to Hollywood screenwriter Harry Hervey, who sought inspiration walking atop the Tartar Wall; from Edgar and Helen Foster Snow – Peking's ‘It' couple of 1935 – to Martha Sawyers, who did so much to aid China against Japan in World War II; Destination Peking brings a lost pre-communist era back to life.

PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9789887963967
BY (AUTHOR) French, Paul
PUBLISHER : Blacksmith Books PUBLICATION DATE : January 10, 2021
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : IMPRINT : Blacksmith Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 140 mm

 

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology

DESCRIPTION :

New York Times bestselling author Paul French (Midnight in Peking) returns to the Chinese capital to tell 18 true stories of fascinating people – many Americans among them – who visited the city in the first half of the 20th century.
From the ultra-wealthy Woolworths heiress Barbara Hutton and her husband the Prince Mdivani, to the poor “American girl” Mona Monteith, who worked in the city as a prostitute; from socialite Wallis Simpson and novelist JP Marquand, who held court on the rooftop of the Grand Hôtel de Pékin, to Hollywood screenwriter Harry Hervey, who sought inspiration walking atop the Tartar Wall; from Edgar and Helen Foster Snow – Peking's ‘It' couple of 1935 – to Martha Sawyers, who did so much to aid China against Japan in World War II; Destination Peking brings a lost pre-communist era back to life.

PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9789887963967
BY (AUTHOR) French, Paul
PUBLISHER : Blacksmith Books PUBLICATION DATE : January 10, 2021
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : IMPRINT : Blacksmith Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 140 mm

 

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology