Books: Japanese Rackets

SECRET AGENT OF JAPAN—Amleto Vespa—Little, Brown ($3).

Amleto Vespa was born in Italy, became a secret agent of Chinese War Lord Chang Tso-lin in 1920 and a Chinese citizen in 1924. When the Japanese took over Manchuria, they also took over Amleto Vespa. He was useful to them for his knowledge of the country, and for his status as a European who nevertheless could not claim the protection ''of a European country. According to Amleto Vespa, the Japanese forced him to become their agent by threatening his wife and children. Secret Agent of Japan...

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