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Yangtze River Gunboats, 1900-49

Yangtze River Gunboats, 1900-49( )
Author: Konstam, Angus
Illustrator: Bryan, Tony
Series title:New Vanguard Ser.
Publication Date:Jun 2011
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:Osprey Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $18.17
Book Description:

From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to increase their power and influence.

This book covers the gunboats of all the major nations that stationed naval forces in China,...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / China
History / Military / Naval
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):18.415 x 24.917 x 0.508 cm
Book Weight:0.16 Kilograms
Author Biography
Konstam, Angus (Author)
Originally from the Orkney Islands, Angus Konstam was the curator of arms and armor at the Tower of London and is currently the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, FL, setting up major exhibitions throughout the eastern seaboard of North America. He is the author of Historical Atlas of Exploration for Facts On File/Checkmark Books and lives in Key West.


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