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In the Land of the Laughing Buddha: The Adventures of An American Barbarian in China

Close, Upton

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1924
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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xxiii, 359 pp, The Manner of the Play; List of b&w Illustrations; I. Yuan Leaves the Stage; II. "Up close" in Shantung; III. A Visit to Tsingtao; IV. Wheelbarrowing in the Salt Country; V. The "Peace and Joy" Club; VI. Youth Rebels; VII. The Battle Against Reaction; VIII. Wu's "Strategic Retreat"; IX. Press-Agenting a Chinese War; X. A Capital Besieged By Its Own Army; XI. One War Ended and Another Arranged; XII. Under the Shadow of Famine; XIII. With a Woman Writer in the Famine Region; XIV. "Westward Ho!"; XV. Children of the Clay; XVI. A Philosophic Rip Van Winkle; XVII. The Chinese Cleopatra; XVIII. Tragi-Comedy on Lao-Tzu's Hill; XIX. Politics and the Famine Fund; XX. A Typical Adventure; XXI. Little Orchid, of the Tuchun's Garden; XXII. On to the Quake Belt; XXIII. "Where the Mountains Walked"; XXIV. Near Death; XXV. The Chief of the Chinese Moslems; XXVI. The Pot Begins to Boil Again; XXVII. The Bandit King and the Washington Conference; XXVIII. Blame It on the Standard Oil; XXIX. Life on a Chinese Front; XXX. The Christians Take a Hand; XXXI. Riding the Tiger; XXXII. In Search of a President; XXXIII. The Shrine of the Laughing Buddha; Some Pronunciations and Piquant Meanings. First Edition, 1924. "Upton Close born Josef Washington Hall (1894-1960) was an explorer, adventurer, journalist, author, and radio commentator. He wrote several books on the Far East and contributed thousands of articles to magazines and newspapers. In the 1940s he became a radio commentator and was one of the few on the radio who were critical of FDR and his agenda. After the war he became associated with right-wing and nationalist causes and collaborated with antisemites like Robert H. Williams, Gerald L. K. Smith and George Deatherage. In December 1947 he disavowed his association with Smith." Lightly age-toned text block edges with only the slightest edge wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and illustrated endpapers. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 001606

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Title: In the Land of the Laughing Buddha: The ...

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1924

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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