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Last Action Hero of the British Empire

(2001)
Cdr John Kerans 1915-1985
A non fiction book by

 
 
Last Action Hero of the British Empire is a short life of the principal figure in the so-called Yangtse Incident of 1949 when the Royal Navy took on the might of communist China to rescue one of its frigates, the HMS Amethyst. It is quite interesting, but naval buffs will want something more substantial and would be well advised to read the standard accounts of the episode. And don't expect Arnold Schwarzenegger, either. Despite Nigel Farndale's attempts to write amethyst-style prose this is a rather excited as opposed to exciting narrative. --Miles Taylor

    

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May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Action Hero of the British Empire: Cdr John Kerans 1915-1985
Author(s): Nigel Farndale
ISBN: 0-571-20825-8 / 978-0-571-20825-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA