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Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world It is a life which manages to touch us all Empire Made MeShanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world s most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium dens, gambling and murder Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever desperate British dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terribleInto this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex veteran Englishman to join the police It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk brutal and exciting cities an incredible panorama of nightclubs ❴Download❵ ➾ Jazz Age Stories Author F. Scott Fitzgerald – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk opium dens [Read] ➳ Much Obliged, Jeeves By P.G. Wodehouse – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk gambling and murder Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops ❮PDF❯ ✪ The Wrong Blood ✑ Author Manuel de Lope – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and governed by an ever desperate British dominated administration [Epub] ➟ The Customer-Funded Business ➠ John W. Mullins – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Shanghai was both mesmerising and terribleInto this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex veteran Englishman to join the police It is his story [Download] ➶ The Affair By Emma Kavanagh – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk told in part through his rediscovered photo albums and letters ❰Download❯ ➾ Summer People & The Little House Author Shirley Jackson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable ❰Download❯ ➹ Beautiful Creatures Author Lulu Taylor – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk moving book



10 thoughts on “Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

  1. says:

    Interesting history of the city of Shanghai and of British colonial policing methods Professor Bickers does not however give ex inspector Tinkler enough credit, portraying him as something of a low level imperialist brute After le


  2. says:

    This book is an extraordinary portrait of an English ex soldier turned policeman in Shanghai, 1919 Maurice Tinkler was a low ranking police officer whose career was not successful A violent racist, he was untenable in the early 1930s


  3. says:

    I read this book whilst living and working in Shanghai And it does that thing that the best of non fiction does, it s almost a novel Tinkler, the figure at the centre of the narrative, is not a sympathetic character, being a racist and a


  4. says:

    So, I finally finished the book In the end, it was quite sad, even as unlikeable and racist Tinkler became What ended up getting me through was the documentation of the rising presence of Chinese agitation and how the Communist and Kuomintang


  5. says:

    I liked this book a lot, and its one of the most unique history books I have read Ostensibly taking as its subject the life of a relatively unremarkable British policeman in Shanghai during the 1920s, the book is able to effectively discuss a wid


  6. says:

    A fascinating insight into one man s life in the turmoil of the mid 20th century that is well written and explained without dumbing anything down Its books like this that really bring history to life and shows you the wider picture when it comes to t


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About the Author: Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is Professor of History and Director of the Historical Photographs of China project at the University of Bristol.