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

French, Paul, 1966- (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781250170583
  • Physical Description: xvi, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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 and rose to become the Slots 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 rivalled Ziegfeld's. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around them 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.
Subject: Farren, Joe, 1893-1941.
Riley, Jack, 1897-
Immigrants > China > Shanghai > History > 20th century.
Immigrants > China > Shanghai > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Immigrants > China > Shanghai > Social conditions > 20th century.
Criminals > China > Shanghai > History > 20th century.
Crime > China > Shanghai > History > 20th century.
Criminals > China > Shanghai.
Shanghai (China) > History > 20th century.
Shanghai (China) > Social life and customs > 20th century.

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