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4.0 out of 5 stars By Eck! It's Gripping Stuff!, 16 May 2003
This review is from: The Sheffield Gang Wars (Paperback)
This book holds a special place in my heart, partially because I'm a Sheffielder born and bred but mainly because one of the main figures, PC Walter Loxley, was my great uncle.
The book itself is well written and is useful both as a comprehensive history of the trouble in Sheffield in the 20's and as a guide to life in British cities at the time. J P Bean manages to evoke a pretty strong atmosphere with his accounts of the fighting between the gangs and his use of contemporary reports helps to highlight the problems brought about by the rivalry of the gangs.
Whether you're researching the gang wars themselves or looking for extra info on 20's Britain, this book should prove a useful one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 22 Jun 2013
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Mr. T. J. Glasby "thomasglasby" (sheffield, england) - See all my reviews
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Although I am slightly biased (My biological grandfather is the son of George Mooney), I find this book a fascinating insight into a historical period of Sheffield that is not well publicised. Even for a neutral reader with no affiliation to Sheffield you will still find this book captivating.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - Great, 13 May 2014
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I had to read it again because there are so many gang members I did not know who was who. However I enjoyed it more the second time as the pictures in my mind became clearer. A great bit of Sheffield's past
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real history, 30 Jan 2013
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B. McDonald (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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A brilliant account of the pitch and toss gangs of Yorkshire. The author has taken the trouble to make a thorough research of his subject. Highly recommended. See also Gangs of London for in depth research. [[...]]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book, 7 Nov 2014
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I liked this book,.It is factual and made interesting by the exploits of the various gang members and the reactions of the police and magistrates. Whilst the storyline seemed somewhat repetitive at times it was nevertheless fascinating to see how the gangs were eventually destroyed by the persistence of the police with decisive and strong arm tactics.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice slice of history, 23 Jun 2013
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received in a couple of days, brand new and well packaged, if you're interested in things of Sheffield then it's a good book, lots of facts and all true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Oct 2014
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very interesting account of the era
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