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City of devils

French, Paul

City of devils

the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai

by French, Paul

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • History,
  • Criminals,
  • Social conditions,
  • Immigrants,
  • Crime

  • About the Edition

    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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementPaul French
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6106.R45496 C58 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages299
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26961109M
    ISBN 101250170583, 1250191718
    ISBN 109781250170583, 9781250191717
    LC Control Number2017060113
    OCLC/WorldCa1020295726

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