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Gangland Omnibus: v.1 & 2: Vol 1 & 2 [Paperback]

James Morton

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3 April 2003
The spectacular trial of the high-profile Kray brothers blew the lid off the London underworld of the 1950s and 60s. But what of the great city's gangland before and since? GANGLAND: LONDON'S UNDERWORLD is a comprehensive and thoroughly researched history of London's secret life. James Morton exposes some startling conclusions about exactly who lurked - and still lurks - in the powerhouses of the Underworld. From the Dover Road Gang of the 1880s to the era of the Krays and up to the Triads and Yardies of the present...In GANGLAND 2, James Morton turns his attention to the country as a whole, assessing the role of the great criminal families, gangs and organisations of Britain and Ireland's major cities. From Glasgow's hard men to the drug markets of Manchester's Moss Side...

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Ranges far and wide to uncover characters within the underworld...The tales are told with a flourish in a fascinating, useful and lively history - The Times

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James Morton is the author of the hugely successful Gangland series. He has long experience as a solicitor specialising in criminal work and was editor-in-chief of NEW LAW JOURNAL for many years.

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Nowadays, the consensus of opinion among lawyers, police and those of the villains' friends who are still alive and able to think straight is that in the 1940s and 1950s Billy Hill and Jack Spot between them were the first to control the twentieth-century London underworld to any great extent. Read the first page
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