The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

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By (author) Hugh Anderson

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  • Publisher: PIER 9
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Millers Point
  • ISBN 10: 1742662285
  • ISBN 13: 9781742662282
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • Sales rank: 344,629

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Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe ...Squizzy Taylor ruled the underworld.

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Hugh Anderson is a prolific writer of over 80 works embracing Australian biography, local and general history, bibliography, folklore and folksong. He started writing in the 1940s as a student teacher in Victoria, Australia, and after writing Larrikin Crook: The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor in 1971, in the same year went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. He was made Chair of the Committee of Inquiry into Folklife in Australia in 1986, and more recently, Hugh has been admitted to the prestigious degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa at the University of Melbourne. He currently lives in Melbourne, where he is still working.