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Nanjing 1937
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Peter Harmsen, a foreign correspondent in East Asia for two decades, has worked for Bloomberg, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Financial Times. A fluent speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Harmsen is also the former bureau chief in Taiwan for French news agency AFP. His book Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze inspired a U.S. Public Television documentary by three-time Emmy Award winner Bill Einreinhofer, which has reached 80 percent of the American television audience. Harmsen's work has been translated into Chinese, Danish and Romanian.

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Students of modern East Asia as well as those of the military history of World War II will stand to benefit from his latest fine contribution. * Journal of Chinese Military History *
'Welcome, readable, multi-faceted look at the origins of World War II in Asia which other reports usually gloss over in their haste to reach the events after Pearl Harbor.' * The NYMAS Review *
a valuable account of a little known event... a grim reminder of the darker side of war. * Military History Matters (Reviewer) *
Nanjing 1937 offers a detailed account of the campaign illustrated with numerous useful maps. It presents a point of view which most readers will not have encountered before. It's well worth a read. * Asian Review of Books 19/02/2016 *
Outstanding... Balanced, analytical and level-headed account emphasizing the military aspect... 'Nanjing 1937' is a formidably researched book, and Harmsen's dramatic narrative style makes the reader feel part of the events." 6*/6* * Jyllands-Posten 22/02/2016 *
This is a compelling ... look at one of the most vicious campaigns of the period. * History of War 24/07/2019 *

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