GANGLAND GLASGOW. True Crime From the Streets

Author: Jeffrey (Robert)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Black & white Publishing
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781902927596
Price: 8.00
Softcover. In the dawning days of the 21st century, Glasgow was still a city living down a fearsome reputation for crime. And for some citizens of the Dear Green Place, brawling is in the blood and gang warfare is a way of life. The stinking deprivation of the Gorbals and the East End, deprivation that helped spawn pre-war gangs like the Billy Boys, the Norman Conks and the Redskins, is largely gone, but in each era new gangs have risen to take their place. Battles over turf and control of the drugs trade still make lurid headlines. The author takes an in-depth look at the gripping evolution of the city's gangs from the days of the Penny Mob, through the extortion, slashings and street fighting of the Thirties to the smart-suited men of violence of the modern day. Illus. + Index. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. A review copy withg loosely inserted slip. F.


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