“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

25/2/17 – M on the Bund, Shanghai – The Launch of the New Edition of Norwood Allman’s Classic Shanghai Lawyer

Posted: February 11th, 2017 | No Comments »

Wonderful to see Earnshaw Books republishing this great classic of old Shanghai…

Diplomat, lawyer, judge, soldier, spy, spymaster: just a few 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 27 years in China from 1914 to the Japanese occupation of Shanghai in 1941.

Douglas Clark, himself a “Shanghai Lawyer”, has annotated Allman’s classic bestseller to dig up dirt, name names and tell tales. Over 200 hundred contemporaneous photos, cartoons, clippings and historical papers illustrate Allman’s story in full. Doug will take us along Allman’s extraordinary life in China as well his later life as a spymaster in the OSS and CIA.

The book has been edited and annotated by Doug Clark of Gunboat Justice fame too….

more details, booking and all that here


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