London's Gangs at War London's Gangs at War

London's Gangs at War

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“Murder, torture and extortion all feature prominently as Mr. Kirby investigates some of the most famous incidents of the post-war era.” —Daily Mail Online
 
The 1950s and 1960s saw a changing of the guard in London’s gangland. A new and even more ruthless breed of criminal emerged to replace the aging generation of the likes of Sabini, Mullins and Hayes.
 
Protection rackets on bookies, club owners and shops were commonplace. Prostitution and drugs offered rich pickings. Police corruption was all too commonplace.
 
Thanks to media interest the names of Charlie Richardson, Mad Frankie Fraser, Scarface Smithson and the Nichols became as widely known as they were feared. And then there were the Kray Twins, whose notoriety and brutality became watchwords. But as this insider book reveals they did not have it all their own way. For a thrilling and shocking story London’s Gangs at War is in a class of its own. What makes it so chilling is that the murders, torture and mayhem actually happened.
 
“Ex-cop Dick Kirby has now laid bare the Krays’ empire.” —Daily Star Online
 
“This is a riveting book and Dick has done his usual amazing research.” —London Police Pensioner
 
“Dick Kirby pulls no punches as he looks in depth at some of the most infamous names from the criminal underworld.” —Media Drum World
 
“Another excellent book in the impressive list of titles by Dick Kirby.” —History by the Yard
 
“Some of this is familiar to us from TV programmes such as Foyle’s War and Dads’ Army—but Dick Kirby’s terrific book breaks new ground in identifying and recounting what actually happened during those troubled times.” —Books Monthly
“Dick Kirby pulls no punches as he looks in depth at some of the most infamous names from the criminal underworld.” —Media Drum World
 
“Another excellent book in the impressive list of titles by Dick Kirby.” —History by the Yard
 
“Some of this is familiar to us from TV programmes such as Foyle’s War and Dads’ Army—but Dick Kirby’s terrific book breaks new ground in identifying and recounting what actually happened during those troubled times.” —Books Monthly

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2017
June 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pen & Sword Books
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
17.5
MB

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