- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Naval Inst Pr (April 30, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591146771
- ISBN-13: 978-1591146773
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,666,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Journey to Peking: A Secret Agent in Wartime China Hardcover – April 30, 2003
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"...extraordinary...in a class by itself." -- The Military Advocate, Summer 2003
"...wonderfully evocative of northern Guangdong during the war and Peking afterwards...a page-turner." -- Journal of Military History, January 2004
"A gentle, amusing, and thouroughly enjoyable look at a very small piece of a very large war." -- Naval Intelligence Professional Quarterly, Summer 2003
About the Author
Dan Pinck, a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, serves as head of the New England Chapter of the OSS. His articles have appeared in many of the nation's leading magazines and newspapers.
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All in all this is a great read that will keep you spell bound to the end. This is truly one of the best cloak and dagger stories I have read in a long while.
Every bit as engrossing and sincere as WWII memoirs such as Eugene Sledge's "With the Old Breed" (but askew and differing in the experiences retold), Pinck's book offers an endearing and unpretentious yarn set amidst the massive and convoluted backdrop of the China-India-Burma theater. The characters are painfully and believably real, with the story having no patina of time or nostalgic filtration.
Anyone interested in the history of WWII, Asia, US Intelligence Services, or memoirs of colorful distinction will surely enjoy this very readable book by Dan Pinck.
At the risk of sounding crass, this story would make for an excellent film.
I came in with no expectations and was pleasantly surprised.