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- DescriptionWhen the Nazis in Germany were rounding up the Jews for the labor camps and the rest of the world were refusing to accept these refugees, a tailor sneaked his family out of Vienna with the help of a Gypsy family. They ended up in Venice and boarded an ocean-going vessel. Thirty-eight days later, they arrived in Shanghai and found themselves immersed in a world of totally different culture and religious beliefs. They were spared of Hitler's slaughter. But were they going to lose their own culture and tradition? This is the story of their struggles for survival.
- Author BiographyPaul Chow grew up in the family of a government railroad manager. Throughout his childhood, his family moved with his father's career, from one railroad line to another. In 1937, Japan invaded China, shattering the life of this family. His mother, with four children in tow, ran for their lives, keeping barely one step ahead of the advancing enemy forces. With WWII on the doorsteps, Chow quit high school to join the Allied Forces in Burma to fight the Japanese, which by that time had occupied most of Southeast Asia. After the war, he took up fishing. But after spending nine years at sea, fisherman's life offered little challenge to him. In 1955, he bought a junk and sailed across the Pacific Ocean with five of his friends. At the age of 29, having been through fourteen different schools and no high school diploma to speak of, he enrolled in a junior college in San Francisco. After a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley he went on to obtain a PhD from Northwestern University. For the next 29 years he taught physics and astronomy in universities and did consulting in computer industry. Since retirement from California State University at Northridge in 1994, Chow has devoted full time to writing.
- Author(s)Paul Chow
- Date of Publication05/08/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight313 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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