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Sterling Seagrave

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Sterling Seagrave grew up on the China-Burma border. For many years an investigative reporter in Asia, he is the author of Yellow Rain, The Marcos Dynasty, Dragon Lady, the bestselling The Soong Dynasty, and Lords of the Rim. Peggy Seagrave is Sterling’s wife and longtime collaborator. They live in Europe.

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Dragon Lady
The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China
Written by Sterling Seagrave


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 1993
Price: $19.95

In a compelling reassessment of history,  Seagrave shows how Empress Tzu Hsi, also known as the "Dragon Lady," achieved legendary status.  She seduced and murdered her way to power in 1861 and was largely a creation of rumor, vendetta, phobia, and diary fantasy on the part of imperialist biographers of her day. It... Read more >

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The Yamato Dynasty
The Secret History of Japan's Imperial Family
Written by Sterling Seagrave and Peggy Seagrave


Format: Trade Paperback, 424 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $23.00

The history of the world’s longest-reigning dynasty is revealed in this exposé of the Yamato Dynasty of Japan. Past events of the imperial rule, Japan’s relationship with the United States, and the modern role of the Dynasty are examined in this comprehensive look at the workings of the Japanese elite. The... Read more >
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