Paul French. Midnight in Peking. New York, NY: The Penguin Press, April 24th 2012. 260 pp.
5 out of 5
This is a very fascinating book covering an extraordinary time in history in a fascinating place that involves the unusual phenomenon of “East meets West.” It is 1937 in Beijing (what back then was written in English as “Peking”). The Japanese imperial Army has invaded all over China and they are at the doorsteps of Beijing. In the midst of all the whirlwinds of wars, famines, imperial armies, warlords and corruption there is a murder of a young lady name Pamela Werner that captured the headlines both in China and elsewhere. What makes this murder stands out in the midst of many murders that takes place in the dark corridors of 1930s China is this…
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