The Hatchet Men. The Story of the Tong Wars in San Francisco's Chinatown

DILLON, Richard H

Published by Coward-McCann, Inc, 1962
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Quarto. original red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, black endpapers. Illustrated. "This is where it happened: the Tong Wars that ripped through San Francisco's Chinatown - a lurid, violent chapter in American history so closely tied to the customs of oriental people tha to America at large the very word "Chinatown" suggest the mysterious and the sinister, as well as the quaint. The colorful truth -told and documented in Richard Dillon's brisk, absorbing narrative - exposes the tragic fate of the Chinese Ôaverage man' trapped between the tongs that terrorized him and a government that couldn't understand him." -from the dust jacket. pictorial dust jacket (slightly rubbed). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Hatchet Men. The Story of the Tong Wars ...
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition.

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Book Description Silverstowe Book, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Richard Dillon, one of California s premier historians, tells the compelling story of San Francisco s exotic pre-1906 Chinatown when vicious hoodlum gangs held sway. Chinatown, as demonstrated by Dillon s fast-paced narrative, became a cauldron of chaos teeming with thugs, prostitutes, gamblers, and warlords preying on scores of helpless victims. As the Tong Wars ripped through San Francisco s Chinatown, the Chinese inhabitants lived under a reign of terror. Opium was abundant as were slave girls, women imported for the purpose of prostitution. Hatchet-wielding killers silenced any opposition. It was a lurid and violent chapter in American history-and, in an era when the customs of an Asian people were considered foreign and frightening to begin with, the very word Chinatown came to suggest the mysterious, the sinister. The truth that survived the earthquake of 1906 was both colorful and tragic. Richard Dillon exposes the plight of the Chinese average man, trapped between the Tongs that terrorized and cast their shadow over him, and a government that disastrously misunderstood him. Richard H. Dillon has written more than 20 books about California and the West. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781618090515

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