The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China

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The compelling story of the first Australian to break into Fleet Street’s elite corps of foreign correspondents, this powerful and gripping biography narrates “Chinese Morrison’s” life. A strong sense of courage and devotion to reporting the truth led Morrison to expose the Australian Kanaka slave trade; he worked as a correspondent for the London Times in the decadent and dangerous Chinese capital of Peking; he helped to organize the defense of the legations during the 55-day siege of the Boxer Uprising; he ...

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Overview

The compelling story of the first Australian to break into Fleet Street’s elite corps of foreign correspondents, this powerful and gripping biography narrates “Chinese Morrison’s” life. A strong sense of courage and devotion to reporting the truth led Morrison to expose the Australian Kanaka slave trade; he worked as a correspondent for the London Times in the decadent and dangerous Chinese capital of Peking; he helped to organize the defense of the legations during the 55-day siege of the Boxer Uprising; he then, as adviser to the fledgling Chinese Government, was a pivotal figure in the fall of the last Emperor and the birth of the Chinese Republic. This fascinating account stands as a testament to his life—one that set the benchmark for correspondents to have courage, truth, and a need for expeditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741753516
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Thompson is a writer and former journalist. He is the author of biographies of the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of York, Robert Maxwell, Elvis Presley, Aristotle, Jackie Onassis, and Jack Nicholson. Robert Macklin is a journalist and a television and film writer and producer. He is the author of Fire in the Blood and Jacka VC. They are the coauthors of The Battle of Brisbane, Keep off the Skyline, and Kill the Tiger.

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