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City of Devils

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'Shanghai's champion storyteller - He grips his reader to the end' Economist 'Gripping, breakneck ultra-noir reminiscent of vintage Ellroy' David Peace, author of Red or Dead 'If you love Richard Lloyd Parry and David Grann, don't miss City of Devils' Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me 1930s Shanghai was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, oppression outrun, fortunes made - and lost. This is the story of 'Lucky' Jack Riley, the Slot King of Shanghai, and 'Dapper' Joe Farren, owner of the greatest clubs and casinos. It tells of their escape from American prisons and Vienna's ghetto, their rise to power, 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.

City of Devils

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'Shanghai's champion storyteller - He grips his reader to the end' Economist 'Gripping, breakneck ultra-noir reminiscent of vintage Ellroy' David Peace, author of Red or Dead 'If you love Richard Lloyd Parry and David Grann, don't miss City of Devils' Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me 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 an impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse.

Devils Lake Basin Flood Control and Related Purposes Integrated Feasibility Report

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Devils Lake North Dakota Integrated Planning Report

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An Organization and Management Analysis of the City of Devils Lake North Dakota

Author : Kenneth D. Caughron
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Field Hearings Fiscal Year 2011

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Budget
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SH 57 Improvement Fort Totten East Benson County

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U S Geological Survey Water supply Paper

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Fiscal Year 2013 Field Hearings

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Fiscal Year 2003 Field Hearings

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Hearings

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Departments of Labor and Health Education and Welfare Appropriations Department of Health Education and Welfare

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Departments of Labor and Health Education and Welfare Appropriations for 1963 Hearing 87th Congress 2d Session Department of Health Education and Welfare

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Public Health Service

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Geological Survey Water supply Paper

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Confirmation Hearing on Federal Appointments

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108 1 Hearing Confirmation Hearings on Federal Appointments S Hrg 108 135 Part 2 February 5 2003 Etc

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North Dakota

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Semiannual Report to the Congress

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Flood Control Act of 1949 Hearings on H R 5472

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