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The War in the dark
Nick Setchfield
Progress: 10/421 pages
Foreign Bodies
Various Authors, Martin Edwards
Progress: 208/252 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 125 out of 340 pages.

Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown - Scott D. Seligman

the chapter I just finished was 'The Chinese Theatre Massacre'--Chapter 8--so that tells you where things have gotten between two rival tongs, in terms of open warfare.


this book is amazing, and I of course love all the photos--old street corners, old buildings, austere snaps of cops and politicians...and especially that photo of Hip Sing head honcho, Mock Duck. man knew how to dress, way back when; I wouldn't want to own his life or crimes, but man knew how to dress. I'd own that vest!