Two-Gun Cohen. by Charles Drage

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Published by J. Cape in London .

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  • Cohen, Morris Abraham, 1889-

Edition Notes

American ed. (New York, Funk & Wagnalls) has title: The life and times of General Two-Gun Cohen.

Book details

LC ClassificationsG539 .C6 1954
The Physical Object
Pagination286 p.
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6150689M
LC Control Number54002283

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Well researched and accurate/5(32). Two Gun Cohen book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A chunky Jewish battler from the East End of London, a con man, cardsh 4/5.

This sorting out is particularly commendable, given that Cohen's life had, until now, been understood through "The Life and Times of General Two-Gun Cohen," a biography that Cohen wrote in the 's with Charles Drage, a writer.

The Drage book, Mr. Levy shows convincingly, is filled with sensationalizing details that just happen not to be true/5(32). Morris Cohen was a distant cousin of my mother's and her siblings. I have no knowledge how that came about but would love to talk about him and our brief meeting.

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Two-Gun Cohen. Daniel S. Levy. Macmillan, - Biography & Autobiography - pages. 2 Reviews. Preview this book 4/5(2). One of the most colorful, albeit largely unknown, characters in contemporary Jewish history is Morris (Moishe) Abraham “Two-Gun” Cohen (), a.k.a. “the uncrowned Jewish king of. Levy's biography of Morris 'Two-Gun' Cohen is just such a biography.

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Soon after the turn of the century a Jewish Cockney adventurer arrived in Canada, seeking his—or somebody's—fortune. How he evolved into a general in the Chinese Republican Army, and a notorious soldier of fortune as well, is carefully recounted by Levy, a reporter for Time magazine, in his debut biography.

Morris Cohen, scion of a religious Jewish family, spent his. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

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Well researched and accurate/5(5). It was Cohen secured an interview with Sun Yat-sen in his home. Morris recalled this first meeting with his idol: “ we’d hardly begun to talk when Madame Sun walked in, and after that I’d only got eyes for her” (Charles Drage, Two-Gun Cohen, p.

83). Cohen subsequently snagged a job organizing security for Sun’s household. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Two Gun Cohen by Daniel S. Levy (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products.

"Two-Gun" Cohen Few people have ever lived lives as exciting and varied as Morris "Two-Gun" Cohen. From a petty thief in London's East End to a general in the Chinese army, Cohen's life was so extraordinary that it would have been rejected as "implausible" by most film producers.

In The Life and Times of General Two-Gun Cohen, Charles Drage, a retired commander in the Royal Navy and a friend of Cohen’s for thirty years, now tells his story.

It’s a fabulous story, and Drage tells it best when he lets Cohen tell it, which, fortunately, is just about as often as possible. Two - Gun Cohen by Drage, Charles and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at After the war, Cohen was one of the few people who maintained friendships with both the Nationalists and the Communists.

Morris Cohen's life was filled with the stuff of classic adventure tales. Two-Gun Cohen is a remarkable biography of a truly astonishing man and his times. -. People started calling him “Two-Gun,” a nickname that stuck and the legend of “Two-Gun” Cohen was born.

InSun Yat-sen died of cancer. Cohen was devastated. Two-Gun Cohen: A Biography: Levy, Daniel S.: : Libros. Saltar al contenido principal.

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Sun Yat-sen follows the wandering footsteps of an unsettled character who was finally steadied by his devotion to the cause of China. London born, Morris left for Canada at 16, where his mixed (and dubious) activities brought him into contact with the Chinese there, and roused his interest in.

‘Two-Gun’ Cohen’s other contribution to Israel He went to the Canadian Ministry of Defense accompanied by Sidney Shulemson, the most highly decorated Canadian Jewish Author: CYRIL SHERER. Books by Daniel S. Levy and Complete Book Reviews.

Two-Gun Cohen. Daniel S. Levy, Author Thomas Dunne Books $ (p) ISBN   The book is titled "Two Gun Cohen" by Daniel S. Levy. I've included the passage below, followed by some further comments from me. Two Gun Cohen was the nickname of Morris Cohen, a Jewish mercenary who befriended Sun Yat-Sen, worked as his bodyguard, and became a major-general in the Chinese army.

The book's rowdy cast of frontier characters stars the liberated Lila Sinclair, the newspaper owner, Vincent, her Chinese printer, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and his Jewish bodyguard, "Two-Gun" Cohen.

As the drama builds, it slyly echoes the Puccini opera being staged in this raw and rambunctious coal-mining town/5. Daniel Levy's biography "Two Gun Cohen" is an excellent, well researched and a very interesting read. Morris Cohen was from London's East End and was sent out to Wapella a Jewish farm settlement in Saskatchewan, Canada in He soon drifted around the Canadian prairies and became a carnival barker, bunko artist, gambler and petty.

Cohen was a man of great charm who came very close to matching the legends that flourished around him. Many of those legends sprang from his autobiography, The Life and Times of General Two-Gun Cohen (), a mixture of truth and self-aggrandizing tall tales he dictated to British author Charles Drage.

Understanding Israeli-Chinese relations Book review: Past, present and future of ties between the Middle Kingdom and the Jewish State The stories of Two-Gun Cohen are so much larger than life. Students will study the story of "Two Gun" Cohen to learn more about a variety of themes in Canadian and World history.

Students will examine: the history of race and ethnic conflict in Canada, the connections between the development of modern China with Canada, the power structures within a society and the history of immigration in Canada. George Dong, retired journalist and author of Chinese language novel based on the life of Two-Gun Cohen ().

Readings were by Mark Meer, from the book Two-Gun Cohen by. "Two-Gun" Cohen Permalink Submitted by essarem on Mon, The above is an early image of Colonel “Two-Gun” Cohen, with twin revolver holsters clearly visible bulging under his jacket pockets, taken in the garden of Dr Sun Yat-sen’s headquarters and residence on Honam Island, Canton.

– _. M.A. “Two Gun” Cohen interviewed in New York following his release from the Stanley internment shows Person Morris Abraham COHEN (aka Two-Gun) []. This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.

Start This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale. The Two Gun Cohen podcasts were excellent primers before I started the Daniel Levy book which I am just about to complete. What a fascinating life our ‘hero’ had.

I also have the Charles Drage book, but am very glad that I followed your guidance and read the Levy book first. Two-Gun Cohen: A Biography by Daniel Levy. A chunky Jewish battler from the East End of London, a con man, cardsharp, and charlatan-with-a-heart who became a bodyguard to Sun Yat-sen and a general in the Chinese Army, Morris “Two-Gun” Cohen was one of the most unusual adventurers of the twentieth century.

Journalists thus dubbed him “Two-Gun” Cohen. Two-Gun was of great service to the Chinese. A veteran of World War I, he taught his new friends boxing and the use of weapons. He became a military adviser, and an arms dealer. Inhe was. Two pistols and a Chinese generalship notwithstanding, Two-Gun was a proud Jew – and he could even get you a raincoat wholesale!

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