Gangland Australia details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal and gangland scene in Australia.
One of Britain's top true crime authors, James Morton, is joined by barrister-turned-legal-broadcaster Susanna Lobez in this fast-paced examination of Australian organised crime. Tracing the developments in and the shifting dynamics of Australia's criminal underworld from the early 1800s until the Melbourne gangland killings of recent years, this is compulsive reading."
Meticulously researched, Gangland Australia follows the rise and fall of Australia's talented conmen, standover men, brothel keepers,; club owners, robbers, ethnic minority crime figures, bikers, drug dealers and contract killers to illustrate how small-time operations have become financially solvent criminal corporations with international links.
It also examines the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have helped and hindered the growth of criminal empires.
Vivid and explosive, Gangland Australia is a fascinating survey of Australian criminal activity over nearly two centuries. It should become the definitive work on the subject.
About the Author
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,/i>. 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.
|Early Days||p. 3|
|From John Wren to Squizzy Taylor||p. 22|
|Between the Wars||p. 54|
|The War Years||p. 80|
|After the War Was Over||p. 98|
|Italian and Other Connections||p. 121|
|Some Painters and Dockers||p. 140|
|The Seventies||p. 155|
|Two Wars in the Eighties||p. 189|
|Over the Wall and into the Bank||p. 214|
|Sex from the Sixties||p. 232|
|Drugs and Ethnic Minority Crime||p. 250|
|The Best that Money Can Buy||p. 288|
|Some Bent Briefs||p. 312|
|The New Century||p. 324|
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Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st January 2009
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.5 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.531
Edition Number: 1