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A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion Diana Preston

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion By Diana Preston

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston


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Summary

'With meticulous research and passionate style, Diana Preston recreates the tragedy that consumed China a century ago.' - Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion Summary

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion: China's War on Foreigners, 1900 by Diana Preston

Fuelled by hatred of foreigners and all they stood for, the ferocious uprising of Chinese peasants and ensuing siege of Peking in the summer of 1900 sent shockwaves around the world. Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized.

A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion Reviews

'With meticulous research and passionate style, Diana Preston recreates the tragedy that consumed China a century ago.' - Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking - 'Fascinating... penned with an obvious addiction to the delicious little details of history: whimsical, outrageous, and macabre.' - Washington Post - 'Outstanding... first-rate historical research * Booklist *

About Diana Preston

Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, broadcaster and author of several books. She lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001411162
9781841194905
1841194905
A Brief History of the Boxer Rebellion: China's War on Foreigners, 1900 by Diana Preston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2002-03-28
352
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