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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caleb Carr Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1991 ISBN: 9781436170871
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This is a story that imperial China never wanted you to hear. It is the astonishing true tale of Frederick Townsend Ward, an American soldier of fortune who changed the course of Chinese history by leading one of the most extraordinary military campaigns the world has ever seen. Generations of anti-Americanism and political turmoil in China have erased nearly all traces of Ward’s legacy.

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  • Resounds with the clash of arms, brining back to life the warriors who wonce contended for mastery on the battlefields of China, as the fate of empires and the future of asia hung in the balance. --David Fromkin

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlin | 11/4/2013

    " Very boring at the beginning.. I couldn't finish it. I think I'll try it again sometime since it has some potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 10/30/2013

    " Not everyone could have told this story. Carr's narrative style makes this sound almost fictional. It takes some discipline if you're not particularly interested in this era, but hey! everyone needs to build some character right? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bax | 6/1/2013

    " A can't-miss biographical story delivered with craft and insight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Randi | 5/14/2013

    " I so enjoyed reading the thrilling "Alienist" by Caleb Carr that I was excited to find this book. Was a dreary follow up. Nothing like the compelling novel he crafted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Smeaton | 4/30/2013

    " It was an interesting read of a period of time that does not get a lot of coverage in the history books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 4/8/2013

    " I didn't actually realize this book was a biography. I really expected it to be more in the vein of The Alienist, but it was informative and mostly entertaining. It was a bit difficult at times, the Chinese naming conventions, but still a fairly good, and informative, read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/13/2013

    " Well-written, solid, and interesting bit of history. I only picked this up because of my respect for The Alienist, and wasn't disappointed. Carr uses this single historical figure to illustrate the time period, including England starting a war in order to sell more opium to the Chinese. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Savinipop Savini | 7/27/2012

    " For history buffs, this is really a gem. I've read several books on the subject and this was by far the best researched and executed. It gets a bit long, but Caleb is also a fiction writer, so he is able to keep our interest, while not distorting the facts and the history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/6/2012

    " Extremely technical, couldn't get into "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bobbi Siegmann | 6/1/2012

    " Stopped reading it. Did not hold my interest. Topic was interesting. But writing was not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Birch | 2/15/2012

    " I had heard that Carr's non-fiction was as compelling as his fiction. Not quite, but still a good history read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange | 10/2/2011

    " very detailed bio. interesting. explains a lot about the chinese gov't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angus | 6/7/2011

    " Very interesting historical book, and i learned a lot about China from back in the day... "

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About the Author
Author Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr is a novelist, military historian, and screenwriter. He is the son of beat generation figure Lucien Carr, and he received a degree in military and diplomatic history from New York University. Some of his fiction and nonfiction work includes Casing the Promised Land, The Angel of Darkness, The Italian Secretary, and The Lessons of Terror. He was a contributing screenwriter to Exorcist: The Beginning and shared a screenplay credit on Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, which received high praise.

About the Narrator

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.