I was so glad to find this book available on Amazon. I lived in HK and worked near the Kai Tak Airport. I remember wanting to explore Kowloon City but far too many people told me it was just way too dangerous. With hindsight, I regret not ever venturing any further than the perimeter of the Walled City. This book is truly a fantastic compilation of the Walled City's residents and their personal history which reflects China and Hong Kong's political and economic development as time went on. The photographs and texts are superb. I had so many opportunities to buy this book in Hong Kong when it was published but I just never got around to it.