Shanghai Lawyer: The Memoirs of America's China Spymaster

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Earnshaw Books, 2017 - Electronic books - 396 pages
Diplomat, lawyer, judge, soldier, spy, spymaster - just some of the positions American Norwood Allman, held in his 30 plus years in China. Shanghai Lawyer is Allman's first-hand account of his amazing life, from his arrival as a student interpreter during WWI, to serving as a Chinese and Mexican judge, practising before the U.S. Court for China, commanding the American militia in Shanghai, and, finally fighting the Japanese army in the battle for Hong Kong in 1941.

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About the author (2017)

Norwood Francis Allman was born in 1893 and lived much of his life in China where he worked as an American lawyer, consul, newspaperman and judge and also served as a member of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1940 to 1942. During World War II he served in the OSS in charge of Far East Counterintelligence. He died in 1987. Douglas Clark is a lawyer currently practicing in Hong Kong. Originally from Australia, Doug studied Japanese at Nagata Senior High School in Kobe, Japan and Chinese and Chinese law at Fudan University in Shanghai.

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