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The Mammoth Book of Gangs and Gangsters
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The Mammoth Book of Gangs and Gangsters

by Roger Wilkes (Editor)
 

Enter the world of gangland crime. Some men command a respect that few others, even in this violent underworld, can equal. They live by a strict code and to them violence is simply an accepted part of their profession. Here is the fullest ever collection of 'hard men' accounts: over 30 true stories of men living on the very edge of what is 'normal' to the rest

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Enter the world of gangland crime. Some men command a respect that few others, even in this violent underworld, can equal. They live by a strict code and to them violence is simply an accepted part of their profession. Here is the fullest ever collection of 'hard men' accounts: over 30 true stories of men living on the very edge of what is 'normal' to the rest of us — the merciless streets of the Mafia, Triads, Yardies, Yakuza, Hell's Angels, and Chinese Tongs. They are the faces behind a dozen urban myths, and bywords for toughness. People you just don't want to mess with. Including both recent gangsters and notorious earlier Mafia-age predecessors — from Dillinger, Capone, Ned Kelly and the Krays, to Mad Frank, Lenny 'the Guv'nor' Mclean and Sonny Barger — this is the ultimate collection for anyone interested in violent true crime, how 'real' criminals think, and the darker elements of society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786718368
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Mammoth Book Of Series
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.72(h) x 1.36(d)

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Meet the Author


Roger Wilkes is a newspaper and television journalist, and an expert on true crime. His works include The Mammoth Book of Murder and Science and The Mammoth Book of Unsolved Crimes.

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