BRITAIN'S GANGLAND

Author: Lucas (Norman)
Year: 1969
Publisher: Allen.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg/G+
Price: 50.00
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Hardback. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TO FORMER DET. CHIEF SUPT. LEONARD 'NIPPER' READ. From the razor gangs of the 20s to the Kray killers of the 60s. The author writes of the emergence of thugs in a world that had become patterned upon the Czars of Chicago in the twenties, of dope-trafficking, protection rackets, and currency frauds. Notably, he writes about the establishment in London of a murder syndicate and covers a bizarre crime trial that led eventually to the Old Bailey, where juries heard stories of protection, torture and violence which they had probably only ever encountered in pages of lurid fiction. Features the Richardsons and Krays amongst others. Illus. 304pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of former Det. Chief Supt. Leonard 'Nipper' Read. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR to 'Nipper'. With the residue of tape mks. to fr./back covers (see image) o/w Vg. in G+ only dw. which has been internally repaired with sellotape now aged and yellow.

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