Loot of the Shanung


      Loot of the Shanung
Stop the presses One hundred thousand dollar reward offered for the return of George Harley Rockham That s than enough to turn Shanghai newspaperman Jimmy Vance s head Throw in the gorgeous dame who s offering the reward Rockham s daughter Virginia and he might lose his head altogether As fast talking as Jimmy Stewart in The Philadelphia Story, Vance jumps at the chance the money and the girl.But as Jimmy quickly discovers, there are several billion reasons to watch his back Because that s how much Rockham is worth, and there are some very hard cases out there willing to kill to separate the old man from his money.Next thing Jimmy knows, Virginia s tied to a chair, and he s got a couple of guns pointed at his head But it ll take than a little rope and a couple of firearms to keep this reporter down The truth is tied to the mysterious fate of a steamship named Shanung and what Jimmy finds could be the biggest story of his life if he lives to tell it.In the issue of Smashing Novels where this story first appeared the editor wrote Loot of the Shanung is a soul stirring tale of the China Sea, a story of modern piracy set in the Far East L Ron Hubbard wrote it He knows China He has been there He traveled through the country and met the people and observed their customs Smashing Novels will have other stories from him stories of far off places and little known people He knows of what he writes. New Read Loot of the Shanung [ author ] L. Ron Hubbard [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author of science fiction and fantasy stories, and the founder of the Church of Scientology In 1950, Hubbard authored Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health and established a series of organizations to promote Dianetics In 1952, Hubbard lost the rights to Dianetics in bankruptcy proceedings, and he subsequently founded Scientology Thereafter Hubbard oversaw the growth of the Church of Scientology into a worldwide organization Born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1911, Hubbard spent much of his childhood in Helena, Montana After his father was posted to the U.S naval base on Guam, Hubbard traveled to Asia and the South Pacific in the late 1920s In 1930, Hubbard enrolled at George Washington University to study civil engineering, but dropped out in his second year He began his career as a prolific writer of pulp fiction stories and married Margaret Polly Grubb, who shared his interest in aviation.Hubbard served briefly in the Marine Corps Reserve and was an officer in the Navy during World War II He briefly commanded two ships, but was removed from command both times The last few months of his active service were spent in a hospital, being treated for a duodenal ulcer.Hubbard returned to the United States in 1975 and went into seclusion in the California desert In 1978, a trial court in France convicted Hubbard of fraud in absentia In 1983 Hubbard was named as an unindicted co conspirator in an international information infiltration and theft project called Operation Snow White.He spent the remaining years of his life in a luxury motor home on his California property, attended to by a small group of Scientology officials including his physician In 1986, L Ron Hubbard died at age 74.

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  • Paperback
  • 136 pages
  • Loot of the Shanung
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • 25 February 2019
  • 1592122892

10 thoughts on “ Loot of the Shanung

  1. says:

    Loot of the Shanung was originally published in the May, 1936 issue of Smashing Novels Magazine, a publication with which I was unfamiliar apparently it only lasted four issues It s not one of Hubbard s better efforts, and I d guess it was declined by his better known, better paying markets It s set in China before the Japanese occupation, as were many of his pulp adventures, and while it s a fun and fast paced story it lacks the character development that made his better works memorable The Loot of the Shanung was originally published in the May, 1936 issue of Smashing Novels Magazine, a publication with which I was unfamiliar apparently it only lasted four issues It s not one of Hubbard s better efforts, and I d guess it was declined by his better known, better paying markets It s set in China before the Japanese occupation, as were many of his pulp adventu...

  2. says:

    Exciting Adventure Billionaire George Harley Rockham appears to have been abducted from the Shanung, a coastal steamer, when that ship comes up missing Rockham has his hands in oil throughout China, and if he doesn t show within four days his stock will fall, and his oil rights will be up for the taking Jimmy Vance, a reporter who goes after any story till it s been solved, has been working on the story since the ship went missing Then Rockham s beautiful daughter walks in his office offeri Exciting Adventure Billionaire George Harley Rockham appears to have been abducted from the Shanung, a coastal steamer, when that ship comes up missing Rockham has his hands in oil throughout China, and if he doesn t show within four days his stock will fall, and his oil rights will be up for the taking Jimm...

  3. says:

    This pulp adventure is one of several that L Ron Hubbard wrote that take place in China of the 1930s In this case, there s a surprisingly deep theme about the dangers of concentrating economic or political power, combined with what is otherwise a fun romp with Chinese pirates and other crooks.I was a little puzzled at the extreme negative reaction the central character had to the idea of possibly being rewarded Because the story is so short, we didn t learn anything about his bac...

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