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The Resource Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War, Taras Grescoe

Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War, Taras Grescoe

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Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War
Title
Shanghai grand
Title remainder
forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Taras Grescoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of WWII, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the twentieth century's most outlandish adventurers, all under the watchful eye of the fabulously wealthy Sir Victor Sassoon. Emily 'Mickey' Hahn was a legendary New Yorker journalist whose vivid writing played a crucial role in opening Western eyes to the realities of life in China. At the height of the Depression, Hahn arrived in Shanghai after a disappointing affair with an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter, convinced she will never love again. After checking in to Sassoon's glamorous Cathay Hotel, Hahn is absorbed into the social swirl of the expats drawn to pre-war China, among them Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Harold Acton, and a colourful gangster named Morris 'Two-Gun' Cohen. But when she meets Zau Sinmay, a Chinese poet from an illustrious family, she discovers the real Shanghai through his eyes: the city of rich colonials, triple agents, opium-smokers, displaced Chinese peasants, and increasingly desperate White Russian and Jewish refugees--places her innate curiosity will lead her to explore first hand. Danger lurks on the horizon, though, as the brutal Japanese occupation destroys the seductive world of pre-war Shanghai, paving the way for Mao Tse-tung's Communists rise to power
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grescoe, Taras
Dewey number
951.132
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hahn, Emily
  • Hahn, Emily
  • Sassoon, Elias Victor
  • Cathay Hotel (Shanghai, China)
  • Americans
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Aliens
  • Travel writing
  • Americans
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Aliens
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai (China)
Label
Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War, Taras Grescoe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in hardback 2016 by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Map: Shanghai, 1935 -- Prologue: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai Municipality, March 28, 2014 -- Part 1 -- Shanghai, January 28, 1932 -- Where China Meets the World -- The Sassoon Gamble -- Part 2 -- St. Louis, 27 May 1916 -- The Flapper's Progress -- Shanghai Grand -- Mickey Checks In -- On the Shanghai Beat -- Part 3 -- Shanghai, April 12, 1935 -- Cathay and the Muse -- The Fantastic Mr. Pan -- Cosmopolis-on-the-Whangpoo -- Part 4 -- Shanghai, November 3, 1936 -- The Rise of the Dwarf Bandits -- Sweetie Pie Goes to Nanking -- Part 5 -- Shanghai, August 14, 1937 -- After Saturday -- The Solitary Island -- Waking from the Doze -- Part 6 -- Shanghai, August 1, 1941 -- The Last Light in a Dark World -- Check-Out Time -- Settling the Bill -- Epilogue
Control code
000057599018
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447254058
Lccn
2016001124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951785059
Label
Shanghai grand : forbidden love and international intrigue on the eve of the Second World War, Taras Grescoe
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in hardback 2016 by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Map: Shanghai, 1935 -- Prologue: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai Municipality, March 28, 2014 -- Part 1 -- Shanghai, January 28, 1932 -- Where China Meets the World -- The Sassoon Gamble -- Part 2 -- St. Louis, 27 May 1916 -- The Flapper's Progress -- Shanghai Grand -- Mickey Checks In -- On the Shanghai Beat -- Part 3 -- Shanghai, April 12, 1935 -- Cathay and the Muse -- The Fantastic Mr. Pan -- Cosmopolis-on-the-Whangpoo -- Part 4 -- Shanghai, November 3, 1936 -- The Rise of the Dwarf Bandits -- Sweetie Pie Goes to Nanking -- Part 5 -- Shanghai, August 14, 1937 -- After Saturday -- The Solitary Island -- Waking from the Doze -- Part 6 -- Shanghai, August 1, 1941 -- The Last Light in a Dark World -- Check-Out Time -- Settling the Bill -- Epilogue
Control code
000057599018
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447254058
Lccn
2016001124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)951785059

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