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Riassunto: A chunky Jewish battler from the East End of London, a con man, card sharp, and charlatan-with-a-heart who became a general in the Chinese Army, Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen was one of the most unusual adventurers of the 20th century. The story of Cohen's long and adventure-filled life is sure to capture the imagination of readers. of photos.
Review: Cohen had an interesting life, and Daniel S. Levy, a reporter for Time magazine, has carefully and colorfully laid it out in this new biography. Mr. Levy has sifted through a voluminous historical record, interviewed those still around who knew Cohen from the old days and, in particular, sorted out truth from legend in piecing together Cohen's peripatetic life.
This sorting out is particularly commendable, given that Cohen's life had, until now, been understood through "The Life and Times of General Two-Gun Cohen," a biography that Cohen wrote in the 1950's with Charles Drage, a writer. The Drage book, Mr. Levy shows convincingly, is filled with sensationalizing details that just happen not to be true.
Perhaps sitting around the lobbies of hotels in his waning years, Cohen was a blowhard, but he emphatically did not lead a boring life... Cohen's life was intertwined with the turmoil of the 20th century in China, to which Mr. Levy proves himself a reliable and informative guide.... Cohen was far from the major player he made himself out to be, but as a minor player, he deserves the spot in the historical panorama that Mr. Levy has given him. -- The New York Times, September 15, 1997
Daniel Levy, a Time magazine reporter, has more than done his subject proud. In tracing Cohen's metamorphosis, Levy has unearthed every police blotter his subject ever disgraced, interviewed every person who remembers Cohen and read every scrap of information about him.
Levy's particularly good at scene-setting, at creating the sounds and flavour of East London, of the Canadian Prairies during the century's first decades, of China's bloody struggle to modernize, of the casual brutality of its Japanese conquerors.... The Cohen we get is an uneducated, bumptious fellow, full of swagger and bravado. He is a card sharp, a gambler and a scam artist, who lucked into his China connection through gambling ties established in Saskatoon. Nevertheless, he is also a man genuinely committed to China ... enormously generous, capable of great warmth and devoted to his family, upon which he lavished expensive gifts. There's a real poignancy to Levy's account of his failed marriage, the end of which marked the end of his active life. -- The Globe and Mail, September 13, 1997
I used to joke about Two-Gun Cohen but it was not until I read Mr. Levy's book that I realized what a curious life he had led. A very thorough, ingenious piece of research. -- Saul Bellow
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Descrizione libro Thomas Dunne Books / St. Marti, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010312156812