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French, Paul 1966-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 227 publications in 6 languages and 13,486 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  True crime stories  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Diaries  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV6535.C43, 364.1523092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul French
North Korea : state of paranoia by Paul French( )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Korea: State of Paranoia, delivers a provocative and frightening account of a potentially explosive nuclear tripwire
Oil on water : tankers, pirates and the rise of China by Paul French( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uninterrupted flow of oil is essential to globalization and increasingly so as manufacturing and markets move Eastwards to Asia. This book looks at the way oil is moved and consumed mixing reportage, examples, and hard-hitting facts
Through the looking glass : China's foreign journalists from Opium Wars to Mao by Paul French( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over the revolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists
The old Shanghai A-Z by Paul French( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique and a definitive guide to every street in Shanghai and its former allowing historians, researchers, tourists and the just plain curious to navigate the city in its pre-1949 incarnation. This A-Z includes the former International Settlement, French Concession, External Roads area with an extensive index, detailed map and alphabetical entry for every road"--Publisher description
Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China by Paul French( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a frigid morning in January 1937, the mutilated body of a British schoolgirl is discovered at the base of the Fox Tower. Who could commit such a crime? Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumor and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through an already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? Was it a case of mistaken identity? Two detectives, British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han, team up to solve the case, battling time and the meddling of their respective bureaucracies. Historian Paul French spent seven years researching this dramatic true story in Archives in both China and the United Kingdom. Front-page news around the world when the story was first reported, Midnight in Peking at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking. - Jacket flap
400 million customers : the experiences, some happy, some sad, of an American in China, and what they taught him by Carl Crow( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the best selling book on doing in business in China ever - and undoubtedly the best ever written - Carl Crow's 400 Million Customers is both amusing and informed. First published in 1937, 400 Million Customers is the distillation of the experiences of one of the most successful foreign businessmen ever to wash up on the China coast. Crow brilliantly explains the eternal truths about doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Enhanced with a foreword by Carl Crow expert and admirer, Paul French
Carl Crow - a tough old China hand : the life, times and adventures of an American in Shanghai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of Carl Crow - one of the best-known and most successful Americans to live and work in Shanghai between the wars. After a successful career as a newspaperman and the proprietor of China's largest advertising agency in the 1930s he went on to write over a dozen books on China including the best selling series of anecdotes of his time in Shanghai: Four Hundred Million Customers
Fat China : how expanding waistlines are changing a nation by Paul French( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the growing problem of obesity in China and its relationship to the nation's changing diet, lifestyle trends and healthcare system. -- Book Description
North Korea : the paranoid peninsula--a modern history by Paul French( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to North Korea provides as overview of the politics, economics and history of the DPRK, with particular emphasis on the economic situation since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Pyongyang's relationship with the US leading up to the current nuclear crisis."--Jacket
City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai by Paul French( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 impeccably researched narrative non-fiction told with superb energy and brio, as if James Ellroy had stumbled into a Shanghai cathouse
Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China by Paul French( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking
Carl Crow, a tough old China hand : the life, times and adventures of an American in Shanghai by Paul French( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carl Crow arrived in Shanghai in 1911 and made the city his home for the next quarter of a century, working there as a journalist, newspaper proprietor, and groundbreaking adman. He also did stints as a hostage negotiator, emergency police sergeant, gentleman farmer, go-between for the American government, and propagandist. As his career progressed, so did the fortunes of Shanghai. The city transformed itself from a dull colonial backwater when Crow arrived, to the thriving and ruthless cosmopolitan metropolis of the 1930s when Crow wrote his pioneering book - 400 Million Customers - that encouraged a flood of businesses into the China market in an intriguing foreshadowing of today's boom."--Publisher's description
One billion shoppers : accessing Asiaʼs consuming passions and fast-moving markets- after the meltdown by Paul French( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One Billion Shoppers provides a practical, up-to-date and highly comprehensive guide to Asia's consumers, their tastes, trends and future aspirations now that a thorough understanding of Asia is more important than ever. Despite the economic crisis in parts of the region, Asia remains a crucial market. One Billion Shoppers is a guide to the new 'hot zones' of Asia, the emerging trends and the ways in which Asia's historic consuming passions are being fulfilled in a new era. As Asia increasingly becomes a region of nuclear families, only children and middle class professionals, so new business opportunities emerge in fast-food, financial services and retailing. The book pays special attention to how the nations and businesses of Asia and their consumers are bouncing back
City of devils : the two men who ruled the underworld of old Shanghai by Paul French( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of 1930s
City of devils by Paul French( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Midnight in Peking : the murder that gripped a besieged city by Paul French( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China by Paul French( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking
The long road back to China : along the Burma Road to China's wartime capital in 1939 by Carl Crow( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The badlands : decadent playground of old Peking by Paul French( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Badlands, a warren of narrow hutongs in the eastern district of pre-communist Peking, had its heyday in the 1930s. These vignettes of eight non-Chinese residents of the precinct - White Russians, Americans and Europeans - bring the Badlands back to life, providing a short but potent account of a place and a way of life until now forgotten
Jing li kan Zhongguo : cong ya pian zhan zheng dao Mao Zedong shi dai de zhu hua wai guo ji zhe by Paul French( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jie shao le jing li ya pian zhan zheng, Min guo feng yun, Jun fa hun zhan, Kang ri zhan zheng deng li shi da shi dai de wai guo ji zhe men de qin li bao dao, Ji shu le zai zhei yi te ding li shi shi qi de zhong guo li shi bian ge
 
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400 million customers : the experiences, some happy, some sad, of an American in China, and what they taught him
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Through the looking glass : China's foreign journalists from Opium Wars to MaoThe old Shanghai A-ZMidnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China400 million customers : the experiences, some happy, some sad, of an American in China, and what they taught himFat China : how expanding waistlines are changing a nationNorth Korea : the paranoid peninsula--a modern historyMidnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old ChinaCarl Crow, a tough old China hand : the life, times and adventures of an American in Shanghai
Alternative Names
Paul French (author)

Paul French britischer Historiker und Schriftsteller

Paul French Britse historicus en schrijver

باول فرينش

フレンチ, ポール

法兰奇, 保罗

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