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  • FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON. by Fraser, George Macdonald
    Fraser, George Macdonald
    FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The eighth book in the series of the old soldier's memoirs with Harry Flashman in China during the Taiping Rebellion of 1860. Glossary, notes. Map endpapers. Dustjacket art by Barbosa. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-394-553578.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51164
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  • THE DEVIL SOLDIER: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward. by [Ward, Frederick Townsend, 1831-1862] Carr, Caleb
    [Ward, Frederick Townsend, 1831-1862] Carr, Caleb
    THE DEVIL SOLDIER: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of Frederick Townsend Ward, a young American mercenary born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1831, who became one of the most acclaimed military leaders in the Chinese empire. In 1859, in the midst of the Taiping Rebellion, Ward created the 'Ever Victorious Army' - otherwise known as the 'Devil Soldiers' in response to the powerful rebel threat - by training Chinese soldiers in Western methods. By the time he fell mortally wounded in battle in September 1862, his place in Chinese military history was assured. Illustrated photographs, map. List of cast of characters, notes, index. xiv, 366 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679411143.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73979
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