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Old 5 August 2018, 10:08
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The Sand Pebbles - Richard McKenna

I just re-read this book as my treadmill distraction. Have read it multiple times, but it just keeps getting better.

Many are familiar with the Steve McQueen movie version, which is a great movie, but does the work limited justice.

It's set on a gunboat in the China in the 1920's and covers the period immediately before and during the rise and take over of Chang Kai Check. The sailors have Chinese that run their support chain and are basically kind of hybrid sailor/marine. It's one of the top 10 fiction works I have ever read. If you have time on your hands you will be glad you invested it in this book.
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