The Man Who Died Twice: The Life and Adventures of Morrison of Peking

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This biography tells the story of George Morrison, an Australian journalist who reported on China for the London Times during the era of the Boxer Rebellion. This is both the personal story of an intrepid journalist who became a national hero and the broader story of the emergence of China onto the world stage. Morrison's involvement in the behind-the-scenes power struggles and his role as advisor to the fledgling government are covered in detail.

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Overview

This biography tells the story of George Morrison, an Australian journalist who reported on China for the London Times during the era of the Boxer Rebellion. This is both the personal story of an intrepid journalist who became a national hero and the broader story of the emergence of China onto the world stage. Morrison's involvement in the behind-the-scenes power struggles and his role as advisor to the fledgling government are covered in detail.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781741140125
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 412
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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Peter Thompson has served as deputy editor of the Daily Mirror, editor of the Sunday Mirror, and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. He has written biographies of the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of York, Robert Maxwell, Elvis Presley, Aristotle Onassis, and Jack Nicholson. Robert Macklin has written for numerous Australian newspapers. He is the author of 100 Great Australians, Juryman, The Paper Castle, The Queenslander, and The Secret Life of Jesus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2005

    Amazing man

    This is an outstanding book chronicling the life of an amazing man. G.E Morrison was a medical doctor, a foreign correspondent and a genuine adventurer. His work as the London Times correspondent in China during the tumultuous Boxer uprising in the early 1900s saw him not only report history but shape it as well. Anyone who is interested in journalism, the history of China or just good old adventure will enjoy this book. Indiana Jones stand aside, what we have here is the real thing.

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