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The Resource City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French

City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French

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City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai
Title
City of devils
Title remainder
the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai
Statement of responsibility
Paul French
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1930s Shanghai could give Chicago a run for its money. In the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made - and lost. 'Lucky' Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison in the States, spotted a craze for gambling and rose to become the Slot King of Shanghai. Ruler of the clubs in that day was 'Dapper' Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's and his name was in lights above the city's biggest casino. In 1940 they bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and genocide. They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction they left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams seemed possible. In the vein of true crime books whose real brilliance is the recreation of a time and place, this is impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Paul
Dewey number
364.1060951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6106.R45496
LC item number
C58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farren, Joe
  • Riley, Jack
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
  • Criminals
  • Crime
  • Criminals
  • Criminals
  • TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
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City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Devil's last dance -- The rise to greatness -- The lords of misrule -- The hour between dog and wolf -- The fallen city
Control code
on1020295726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250170583
Lccn
2017060113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020295726
  • (Sirsi) a2048194
Label
City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Devil's last dance -- The rise to greatness -- The lords of misrule -- The hour between dog and wolf -- The fallen city
Control code
on1020295726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250170583
Lccn
2017060113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020295726
  • (Sirsi) a2048194

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