Jewish Military History Book Club
Purpose of the club – Review books about American and other Jews who have made significant contributions to military history as well as books on Jewish military history.
This book club is a project of the Jewish War Veterans Post 256 Patriotism Committee.
November’s book – The Last Kings of Shanghai – The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman
The Sassoons and the Kadoories stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than one hundred seventy-five years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and nearly losing everything as the Communists swept into power. Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world but remained blind to the country’s deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival.
Marc Liebman, a retired Navy Captain and Naval Aviator who is a Vietnam and Desert Storm combat veteran. He is the author of nine successful novels, four of which were Amazon #1 Best Sellers. He is an amateur historian who has been writing and lecturing about American Jews who have made significant contributions to American Military History.
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