The Singapore Grip

The Singapore Grip

Book - 1978
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"Singapore, 1939: Life on the eve of World War II just isn't what it used to be for Walter Blackett, head of British Singapore's oldest and most powerful firm. Business may be booming - what with the war in Europe, the Allies are desperate for rubber and helpless to resist Blackett's price-fixing and market manipulation - but something is wrong. As swiftly as the police break one strike, the natives start up another; Blackett's daughter keeps entangling herself with the most unsuitable beaus; and his partner's idealistic son is more concerned with the League of Nations and vegetarianism than with industry. Even so, no one suspects that the world of the British Empire, of fixed boundaries between classes and nations, is about to come to a terrible end."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, c1978.
ISBN: 9780297774457
Characteristics: 558 p. ;,23 cm.


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Aug 01, 2012

This book, set in the 1940s, tells of the Japanese capture of Singapore. It is about economic imperialism, told from a leftist perspective.

Sep 12, 2011

you will laugh. you will cry. read slowly and enjoy every single word

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