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  • Author:
    Diana Preston
  • ISBN:
    1841194905
  • ISBN13:
    978-1841194905
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  • Publisher:
    Constable & Robinson Ltd; paperback / softback edition (February 28, 2002)
  • Pages:
    384 pages
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    World
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After reading Diana Preston's "The Boxer Rebellion," I've learned something about my taste in history books. Full-length books on relatively brief historical events tend to be filled with anecdotes. I do not enjoy reading a book full of anecdotes. An encyclopedia entry will suffice.

After reading Diana Preston's "The Boxer Rebellion," I've learned something about my taste in history books. This is a book admittedly telling only the Western side of the story.

Fuelled by hatred of foreigners and all they stood for, the ferocious uprising of Chinese peasants and ensuing siege of Peking in the summer of 1900 sent shockwaves around the world. Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized.

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Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers'. penned with an obvious addiction to the delicious little details of history: whimsical, outrageous, and macabre. Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, broadcaster and author of several books. Series: Brief Histories.

Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized.

Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized Added to basket. Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the ‘Boxers’, so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners – such as the young Herbert Hoover – they terrorized.

penned with an obvious addiction to the delicious little details of history: whimsical, outrageous, and macabre.

The Learner English Series. It will teach you about important events in the history of the United States

The Learner English Series. Learner English Series. It will teach you about important events in the history of the United States. You also will find many beautiful pictures of the events and people who shaped that history.

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Fuelled by hatred of foreigners and all they stood for, the ferocious uprising of Chinese peasants and ensuing siege of Peking in the summer of 1900 sent shockwaves around the world. Diana Preston brings thundering to life this 55-day conflict between the 'Boxers', so-called for their martial-arts skills, and the Westerners - such as the young Herbert Hoover - they terrorized.