The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward

The Devil Soldier: The Story of Frederick Townsend Ward

by Caleb Carr

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Overview

“So marvelously improbable, so rich in exotic detail, that if often reads more like a historical thriller than the serious work of history that it is.”—Los Angeles Times

With the same flair for history and narrative that distinguished his bestseller, The Alienist, Caleb Carr tells the incredible story of Frederick Townsend Ward, the American mercenary who fought for the emperor of China in the Taiping rebellion, history's bloodiest civil war. The Devil Soldier is a thrilling, masterfully researched biography of the kind of adventurer the world no longer sees.

Praise for The Devil Soldier

“If ever a book of history were made for the movies, Caleb Carr's The Devil Soldier is it.”Chicago Tribune

“Good, thorough, scholarly but absorbing.”—Edward Rice, author of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679761280
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1995
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 174,868
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The World Policy Journal, The New York Times, and Time. He currently lives in upstate New York.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1955

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

Attended Kenyon College, 1973-75; B.A. in history, New York University, 1977

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