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on 1 March 2008
I brought this book when i was home in oxford england for the plane ride Back to the USA.
I could not put it down.
Ive always had an intereast in the twins and being an Ex pat Brit you find things much more intreasting when you can relate being from the same background.
American organized crime is written about very much in fact their is thousands of books to read about the mafia.

This book is about Reg and his time locked up for 30 years not so much about the twins heyday in the 60s.
Reg talks about the highs and lows of his time inside and about the cruel way the authorities play with your mind.
The prisons in general seem not to be intreasted in rehab but only interested in breaking men and their spirits.
I really dont see why reg had to endure 30 years and was only let out when the home office was 120% sure that he was terminal ill and was sure to die else im sure reggie would never have gotten out.
If reg would have lived to he was 90 years old im sure he would have still been locked away until the day he died.

Reg kray was most definately a political prisoner no question.
If he killed 1 gangster or 10 people we all know there are child killers out there who do far more and are realeased.
There have been nazi war ciminals that were allowed to come to England and the U.S and live a normal life and they were responsible for killing thousands.
Im not saying that the twins didnt cause misery to a lot of people and killed more than they were offically put away for but i am saying that they were victims of their own sucess.
They were put away that long never to see the light of day for a reason and thats because of what they new and who they knew about members of the elite classes.
The kray twins were victims of there own popularity like reg and ron say in their book in 87 our story ( we are dinosaurs now the underworld of today would eat us alive).
It is plain to all that the kray twins were made an example by the powers that be and that was you are not allowed and wont be allowed to get to powerfull.
Reg talks about friendships and trials of his life behind bars where he tries to pass on his experiences.
Well reg finaly gets his wish to die as a free man and spends his last hours with his wife and friends and then the last of the kray family is reunited with the brothers and mother and father he dearly loves.
He is finaly layed to rest with ronnie and they are finaly together again.
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on 9 November 2013
This book tells the truth about prison and the harrowing mind games that were played on Reg Kray. Reg is very in depth with his descriptions and really does put things into perspective. Reg survived in prison for 32 years and he didn't let the system break him. After finally getting compassionate parole Reg was able to die a free man. The final chapter of this book is written by Roberta Kray it's a very moving tribute to her late husband.
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on 6 July 2010
well i loved this book couldnt put it down a great read, i was born in the early 70s only thing i knew about the krays was from the telly as i got older , so i got really intrested and started buying all the books videos and dvds/cd two, i could and of course the internet, so i could learn about them and have my own opinion, call me naive but i loved this book and born fighter. fantastic reads if you enjoy reading about the krays like me.
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on 13 February 2014
Fantastic book. Very well written it was like reg was sitting their telling me the story personally. Highly recommended. Can't say enough good things about the book. Great story great and complex man.
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on 18 February 2016
Excellent read and very easy to see how the system failed Reggie Kray Deff there are unanswered questions as to why the powers of be decided to keep this man locked up.
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on 29 May 2016
Very good read, the enforcer by albert donoghue. Barry as he was known, Is worth reading as he was regs bodyguard for four years to the end.
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on 31 May 2016
Brilliant read, couldn't put it down. Great condition, really quick delivery.
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on 11 January 2015
Very good insight.Could be heart rendering.all round Excellent read.
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on 8 November 2015
Fantastic book, great read. Definitely recommend
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on 30 March 2009
I started this book with an open mind wanting to find out more about Reg Kray and his time inside. I was especially intrigued by his pledge at the start to present a vision of prison life that would put off any young wannabe gangsters. Sadly the book let me down at every turn. It seemed to be just a list of people Reg met inside - name dropping for the criminal fratnerity - with some badly placed anectodes in between. The narrative jumped all over the place and just as I thought I was about to be treated to a good story, he wandered off into something else. The descriptions of his brothers' funerals were the only completed stories and as such the only bit that held my atttention. His descriptions of life inside were not nearly harrowing enough to put anyone off crime which would be fair enough if he had not pledged at the start to steer young people on the right path. Very disappointing.
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