The Mammoth Book of Gangs

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Little, Brown Book Group, Apr 19, 2012 - True Crime - 160 pages
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A fresh, new look at gangs in every part of the world which deliberately avoids the stories that have been done to death - about Capone, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde - and focuses on less well-known gangs such as 'Ma' Barker's Boys; the Smaldones of Denver; Scotland Yard's 1960s' Flying Squad, the so-called Firm within a Firm; Dr Death, the Melbourne drug dealer and Andre Stander, the former South African police officer who led a gang of bank robbers before being shot dead in Fort Lauderdale having fled a 17-year sentence.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Marm Mandelbaum
The Foster andStander Gangs
The AshleyMobley Gang 4 Johnny TorrioandAl Capone 5 The LewisJones Gang
Rocco andBessie Perri 7 The Purples
Gang Warsof the 1920s and 1930s
Ma Barker and Her Boys 10 John Dillinger Inc 11 Murder 12 Prostitution in Soho the French Gangs
The Messina Brothers
Jimmy The Gent Burke and the Lufthansa Robbery
Bertie Smalls and the Wembley
The Kray Twins in Soho
The Dixie Mafia
The Cocaine
The Birth of the Prison Gang
The Scottish Godfather
BrinksMat and After 28 Martin Cahill The General 29 Two Bandit Queens and a King

The Sabinis
Mimile Buisson and the Front Wheel Drive Gang
Billy Hill Boss of Britains Underworld
Jack Spot
The Painters and Dockers
The Great Bookie Robbery
The Triadsin Soho 31 The Zemours and Their Friends 32 The Riseand Fall ofthe Moran Family
The Moss Side Gangs
The A Team
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James Morton is the author of the hugely successful Gangland series. He has long experience as a solicitor specialising in criminal work and was editor-in-chief of NEW LAW JOURNAL for many years.

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