The Mammoth Book of Gangs and Gangsters

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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.
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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)

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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