Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg
יצא לאור ע"י הוצאת HarperCollins UK,
שפת הספר: אנגלית
A young Oxford graduate who was caught up in the Japanese invasion of China in 1937 and the Chinese Civil war, George Hogg led a group of Chinese children hundreds of miles across 15,000-foot mountains to safety—only to die tragically in early 1945. James MacManus was working as a reporter in Shanghai in 1980s when he heard talk of a statue being up in the remote town of Shandon on the Mongolian border in memory of an Englishman called George Hogg. This book is the result of his investigations, and the basis for a feature film. One westerner who lived in China throughout the Cultural Revolution described Hogg as "an outstanding young Englishman who fell in love with foreign people and devoted his life to their betterment. What he did made him deeply and widely loved." MacManus has been back to China to interview the surviving old boys of Hogg's school. Hogg's reputation is kept alive by their loyalty to this day. The dramatic trajectory of Hogg's life took him within a few months from a privileged existence at Oxford to life on the run from Japanese secret police in China.