In the grand tradition of David McCullough and Ron Chernow, the
sweeping story of the nineteenth-century American dynasties who
battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades.
There was a time, back when the United States was young and the
robber barons were just starting to come into their own, when
fortunes were made and lost importing luxury goods from China. It
was a secretive, glamorous, often brutal business—one where teas
and silks and... more...