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McGraw-Hill, 1980 - Fiction - 560 pages
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A young, exiled British mercenary plays out his fortunes against a rich, exotic tapestry of love and warfare as China's last glorious Ming dynasty falls to the northern Manchu hordes

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

Epic historic fiction of the fall of the Ming dynasty to the Ching (Manchus) from the perspective of the European churchmen & traders there at that time (1624 - 1652). Starts a little didactically but ends up as a good story well told. Read Oct 2006 Read full review

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User Review  - Tony_A20 - LibraryThing

Rather dreary account of the wars founding the Ming Dynasty. Read full review

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