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The third in the ‘Fury’ trilogy, following on from the bestsellers Pacific Fury and Anzac Fury.

The third in the ‘Fury’ trilogy, following on from the bestsellers Pacific Fury and Anzac Fury.

Shanghai is a city defined by war. The city and its armed struggles were central to the relationship between China and Australia from the fall of the Manchus in 1912 to the Communist victory in 1949. Yet with the notable exception of George ‘Chinese’ Morrison, the Australian contribution has been largely neglected and no single volume covers the experiences of the many remarkable Australians caught up in the drama.

Set against a backdrop of imperial splendour and abject squalor, Shanghai Fury examines one of the seminal periods of the 20th Century in a compellingly readable narrative that mixes personal memoir with combat action to complete a powerful trilogy on Australians at war.

Reviews

There's a lot to like about this book, and it's worth the time it takes to get through it. Serious students of history will love the bibliography, the precise maps and diagrams, and the crudite endnotes.

Kaye Franklin, Sunshine Coast Sunday

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781864711844

    August 1, 2012

    William Heinemann Australia

    544 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • Hardback

    9781864711837

    October 3, 2011

    William Heinemann Australia

    544 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781864711851

    October 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    544 pages

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Also by Peter Thompson

The Big Fella
Anzac Fury
Pacific Fury

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