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The Devil Soldier

The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China

by Caleb Carr

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"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

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:
Random House
Publication Date:
2012

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Caleb Carr (Author)

Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed author of The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror, Killing Time, The Devil Soldier, The Italian Secretary, The Legend of Broken, and Surrender, New York. He has taught military history at B...

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