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The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

By Arnold C. Brackman

Scribners, 1975, 360 pp.

Henry P'u Yi, the last of the Manchu emperors, was destined to spend his life as the pawn of imperial diplomacy-Japanese, Russian, and Chinese, in that order. His biography is rich in the exotic and the fascinating-decadent, and his biographer makes the most of it in a model of popular history.