City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai
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New York : Picador, 2018.
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9781250170583, 1250170583, 9781250191717, 1250191718, 9781250170590, 1250170591
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor - Subjects  1 available
TRUE CRIME ORGANIZED FRENCH

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First edition.
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xvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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English

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Maps on lining papers.
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

French, P. (2018). City of devils: the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai (First edition.). Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

French, Paul, 1966-. 2018. City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai. New York: Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

French, Paul, 1966-. City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai New York: Picador, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

French, Paul. City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai First edition., Picador, 2018.

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