About the Author
Paul Kramer (1915–2008) was a naval officer and a secret service agent. He acquired and edited Henry Pu Yi’s autobiography in 1965 after learning about it from Chinese American friends.
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A touching and faithful story of the last of Chinese Emperors. A well written and very much attractive book. Every one interested in Chinese modern history will certainly enjoy it.Published 4 months ago by Jean D.
It was interesting to read his point of view of his life and times.Published 7 months ago by Marsha R. Andrews
Well it's exciting, interesting autobiography full of details related to life in the Forbidden city before the end of the empire. Love this book!Published 8 months ago by Sergej Mandic
must follow up read for Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang if you want to understand modern China's evelution into Today's world power. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Reen
I would love to tell you about the book, but I can't even get through the introduction. His misinformation and blatant lies about the Empress Dowager CiXi are to numerous to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by BAHSGRL
I'm not specialist, didn't have to read the book yet an compare to Bertolulicci's "las Emperoror" film,nonetheless if you are interested in the Chinese modern history not... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Daniel Macia
I found the book a little dry for my taste, and I'm a person who reads historical books for fun. Too much fact and not enough substance and insight.Published 16 months ago by Denise M.
Entertainment and history lessons in one. I highly recommend this book! Much for the imagination and mind. I finished it pretty fast.Published 19 months ago by WILLIAM H HOFFMAN