Gangland Sydney

Gangland Sydney

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Gangland Sydney details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Sydney from the mid-1800s to the present day.In this compelling book, Britain s top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Sydney s standover men, contract killers, robbers, brothel keepers, biker gangs and drug dealers, and also examine the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have helped and hindered the growth of these criminal empires.Vivid and explosive, Gangland Sydney is compulsive reading.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 120g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0522858708
  • 9780522858709
  • 798,540

About James Morton

James Morton, a former defence lawyer in England, is one of Britain's leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling Gangland series. Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal broadcaster on The Law Report (radio) and Law Matters (TV). She has written feature articles for The Age and columns for the Sunday Herald Sun. They are the co- authors of the best selling Gangland Australia as well as Dangerous to Know, an Encyclopedia of Australasian Crime. James Morton is also the co-author with Herald Sun journalist Russell Robinson of Shotgun and Standover, an account of the Painters and Dockers' Union.show more

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"A roller-coaster ride through Australia's colourful history of organized crime." --Larissa Dubecki, "Age", on "Gangland Australia"show more

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