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8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby James » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:16 pm

Rafe de Crespigny new book, Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao has been published by Brill Academic and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. It carries a price tag of $248 (at the time of writing), but offers 600 pages of what is certain to be the finest history of Cao Cao available to the English reader (if not everyone), and an excellent opportunity to learn so much more about one of the Three Kingdoms’ most important and misunderstood players. We would definitely love to read this one. Update: $167.40 at Barnes & Noble

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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby James » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:36 pm

Medievalists.net has an interview with Rafe de Crespigny about the title.

That said, wow, $248? I sure would love to read it, though.
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Sang » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:50 pm

Oh, wow. Thanks for the link James! I just ordered the book. Can’t wait to read it!
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby James » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:18 pm

You're welcome! I wish Rafe's works weren't so expensive.
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Liu Yuante » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:06 am

James wrote:You're welcome! I wish Rafe's works weren't so expensive.


What is really amazing is that it isn't the exchange rate, either - the AUD is only marginally more valuable than the USD. It's just a really expensive book - at 556 pages, that's $2.26 per page - ouch!

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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby LuXunMaster102 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:12 pm

Liu Yuante wrote:
James wrote:You're welcome! I wish Rafe's works weren't so expensive.


What is really amazing is that it isn't the exchange rate, either - the AUD is only marginally more valuable than the USD. It's just a really expensive book - at 556 pages, that's $2.26 per page - ouch!

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Not to be rude, but it's more like $0.45 per page :wink: However, I agree it is [still] one very expensive book.
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Sang » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:16 am

James wrote:You're welcome! I wish Rafe's works weren't so expensive.

Yeah, me too. I bought mine at the actual store at Barnes and Noble for $245, but I am glad they waived the shipping fee.
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Liu Yuante » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:06 am

LuXunMaster102 wrote:
Liu Yuante wrote:
James wrote:You're welcome! I wish Rafe's works weren't so expensive.


What is really amazing is that it isn't the exchange rate, either - the AUD is only marginally more valuable than the USD. It's just a really expensive book - at 556 pages, that's $2.26 per page - ouch!

Adrian


Not to be rude, but it's more like $0.45 per page :wink: However, I agree it is [still] one very expensive book.


And of course you're right. Stupid mistake on my part.

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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Erdrick » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:56 pm

Ah, one of those rare books I want in BOOK and e-book form... mainly because its so bloody heavy after a while.

Well, and reference books tend to be good that way in general; Ctrl-F and all
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Re: 8/30/2010: Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao

Unread postby Korin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:03 pm

I'm not sure even how to buy it since I don't have a actual credit card that high and all I can use is pre-paid.. I'm lucky if i can get the Chinese-English 5 book set peaked at 120 dollars cheapest.
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