The Siege at Peking

  • by Peter Fleming
  • Narrated by David Shaw-Parker
  • 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In June 1900 the foreign legations at Peking were attacked by troops of the Boxer rebellion and Imperial Chinese troops. The ensuing siege lasted 55 days and shook the world. In this work, Peter Fleming traces its history and impact.

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Thoroughly entertaining.

This is a jolly good piece of work, narrative history of another generation, the kind of which fell from popularity for many years. Reading like an adventure story, the author marshals his material with all the skill and pace that one might expect form his more famous relative. It's well read and well paced and will suit those who like their history to be easily comprehensible and fun; those looking for a more dense analysis of China at the time might find it a little wanting, however. For me, a really good listen.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios