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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, Shanghai 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. "Dapper" Joe Farren--a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls--ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivaled Ziegfeld's. 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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
French, Paul
Dewey number
364.1060951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • 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
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Shanghai (China)
  • Manners and customs
  • Crime
  • Aliens
  • Aliens
  • Criminals
  • China
Label
City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
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 (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1020295726
  • (OCoLC)1020295726
Label
City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai, Paul French
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on end pages
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 (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1020295726
  • (OCoLC)1020295726

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