The Cult Of Violence: The Untold Story of the Krays Hardcover – 8 Oct 2001
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John Pearson, author of the bestselling definitive book on the Krays, THE PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE, re-examines the bizarre and frightening story of the Kray twins including new revelations about their criminal past, trial and their extraordinary activities in gaol.
About the Author
John Pearson is a novelist and biographer. He has written on figures as diverse as Ian Fleming and the Kray twins.
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Top Customer Reviews
Whether you admire or despise them I think what set the Krays apart from any other gangsters/criminals is that they had genuine charisma, only those two though, not their brother. Maybe it was their twinship and 'identicalness' that gave it to them, I can't decide which one was more fascinating but one thing is for sure - together they were formidable, both to look at and, by all accounts, to do business with.
Even now, pictures of them leave you feeling mesmerised and slightly scared so I can't imagine what it must have been like back in the day to have them on your case.
They accepted their life sentences but I suspect Reggie Kray, serving over and above his tariff, became more of a political prisoner in the end, paying the price for their crimes against the Establishment. I think he was also punished for both of them continuing to court the publicity that helped turn them into the legend they have become, and rightly or wrongly, earning them a place in history.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good follow up to The Profession of Violence. Tidies up a few points well.Published 2 months ago by Norr64
A good follow up to The Profession of Violence. If you have read that then read this. Naturally their are some similarities but its still a good readPublished 5 months ago by Be Bop
John Pearson, has not missed anything, one of the best books I have read on the KraysPublished 8 months ago by Norman Rough