Paul French - City of Devils: The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai

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1930s Shanghai was less the “Paris of the Orient” than it was a shadowy badlands. It attracted outlaws from all over the world, including Jack Riley, an ex-U.S. Navy boxer and prison escapee who became “Lucky” Jack, king of the slot machines, and Joe Farren, a Jew who fled Vienna’s ghetto and recreated himself as “Dapper” Joe, a dancehall impresario. Writing with journalistic precision and novelistic intensity, French, a long-time resident of Shanghai and author of the award-winning Midnight in Peking, captures all the glamor, decadence, and intrigue of the period, giving us social history that reads like true-crime noir.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781250170583
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Published: Picador USA - July 3rd, 2018

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