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Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in New York's Chinatown / Scott D. Seligman.

Seligman, Scott D., (author.).
Book Book (2016.)
Description: xxvi, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2016.
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction HV 6439 .U7 N4677 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection HV 6439 .U7 N4677 2016 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 364.1/Seligman (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780399562273 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0399562273 (hardcover)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: An "army of almond-eyed exiles" -- The gamblers' union -- "A clear case of corruption" -- The Chinese Parkhursts -- The war begins -- "A regular highbinder, six-shooter war dance on the Bowery" -- A price on Tom Lee's head -- The Chinese Theatre massacre -- Profit sharing -- Have gun, will travel -- The four brothers' war -- Mock Duck's luck runs out -- Chinatown: renovated, disinfected, and evacuated -- The defection of Chin Jack Lem -- Coexistence -- Epilogue.
Summary: "Reading like a true-crime novel, this history of the vice district and gang wars of New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s describes the widespread fight to control the district's gambling, opium and prostitution,"--NoveList.
Citation: Seligman, Scott D. "Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in New York's Chinatown." New York : Viking, 2016.

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