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The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
By Arnold C. Brackman
Scribners, 1975, 360 pp
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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.