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The Mammoth Book of Gangs (Mammoth Books) [Paperback]

James Morton
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19 April 2012 Mammoth Books
A fresh, new look at gangs in every part of the world which deliberately avoids the stories that have been done to death - about Capone, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde - and focuses on less well-known gangs such as 'Ma' Barker's Boys; the Smaldones of Denver; Scotland Yard's 1960s' Flying Squad, the so-called Firm within a Firm; Dr Death, the Melbourne drug dealer and Andre Stander, the former South African police officer who led a gang of bank robbers before being shot dead in Fort Lauderdale having fled a 17-year sentence.

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (19 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 178033088X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780330884
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 588,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A bumper book of gangs from around the world at a great price.

About the Author

James Morton is the author of the bestselling Gangland series. He also worked for many years as a solicitor specializing in criminal work and was for a number of years editor-in-chief of the New Law Journal.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 30 Jun 2014
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Well written, but if you've read his previous books on the subject, not much new.
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Bit monotonous but enlightening
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Inside Story of more than 30 Gangs ! 15 Oct 2012
By Jonathan Turbide - Published on Amazon.com
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I read a lot of books about Organized crime, the Mafia, gangsters and the criminal history of America and other countries. Criminology is my passion, and there's nothing I enjoy more than discovering new cases and criminals. I'm always looking to add new books to my collection, and this book written by James Morton was a great addition to my library.

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GANGS presents the inside story of more than 30 gangs from all over the world, and also tells the story of many events related to gangs, gang wars. This book not only provides a fresh look at the activities of household names such as Al Capone and the Kray twins, but also introduces many gangs just as dangerous, but less well known, operating across the world. Lear more about the Foster and Stander gangs, the Ashley-Mobley gang, the alliance between Johnny Torrio and Al Capone, the Lewis-Jones gang, the Purple gang, Rocco and Bessie Perri, Ma Barker and her boys, the gang wars of the 1920's and 1930's, John Dillinger and his group, Murder INC., the many French gangs, the Messina brothers, the Sabinis, Billy Hill's gang, Jimmy "The Gent"'s crew and the Lufthansa robbery ( this is the robbery from "Goodfellas" ), the Wembley Mob, the Dixie Mafia, the Cocaine war, the history of Prison gangs, the Moran family, the Moss Side gangs, the "A Team", and more.

All 34 chapters are interesting, well presented and well researched. Mr. Morton is a good writer and a very good researcher, I've learned a lot while reading this book. I like how many of these gangs or events are obscure, I always enjoy learning more about obscure crimes and criminals. This book is a fascinating read, and I highly recommend this collection to anybody having an interesting for books about Organized crime, the mob, True crime and Criminology. :)
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