The Devil Soldier by Caleb Carr
The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God in China

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A courageous leader who became the first American mandarin, Frederick Townsend Ward won crucial victories for the Emperor of China during the Taiping Rebellion, history's bloodiest civil war. Carr's skills as historian and storyteller come to the fore in this thrilling account of the kind of adventurer the world no longer sees.

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Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of "MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History "and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them "The World Policy Journal", "The New York Times", and "Time" magazine. He lives in upstate New York.
Published November 28, 2012 by Random House. 387 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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He credits Ward with offering his patrons in the imperial government the glimpse of a happier fate than the one that ultimately befell China: "More than any other person or organization," Carr concludes, "Ward and his Ever Victorious Army had pointed the way toward a different kind of China .

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