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Description - The Reporter and the Warlords by Craig Collie

Set against a background of the birth of modern China, this is the true story of Australian journalist, Bill Donald, and his role in those turbulent events in the first half of the 20th century. With no agenda other than an unshakeable belief in China's potential, Donald was drawn into the republican revolution as it swept aside the last imperial dynasty, becoming advisor to a succession of idiosyncratic political figures: Sun Yat-sen, a Manchurian warlord and the Chiang Kai-sheks. In his relentless pursuit of China's destiny, he tracked down Russia's Baltic Fleet, cured the warlord of his opium addiction and confronted the kidnappers of the nation's leader. A born raconteur, charming, generous and blunt to the point of rudeness, Donald lived in China for most of his adult life. Yet, he remained steadfastly the down-to-earth Australian from a New South Wales mining town, pretending not to speak Chinese, refusing to use chopsticks and shunning Chinese food. Surprising, compelling and richly told, The Reporter and the Warlords introduces an extraordinary Australian character and brings to life the turmoil behind events still unfolding in the new superpower that is China.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742377971
ISBN-10: 1742377971
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Craig Collie

Craig is the author of The Path of Infinite Sorrow (A+U 2009) and Nagasaki: Living in the Shadow of the Bomb (A+U 2011). He is a well-established television producer and director who has worked in senior roles both at the ABC and SBS. He lives in Sydney.

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