The Mammoth Book of Gangs and GangstersBook - 2006
Enter the world of gangland crime. Some men command a respect that few others, even in this violent underworld, can equal. They live by a strict code and to them violence is simply an accepted part of their profession. Here is the fullest ever collection of 'hard men' accounts: over 30 true stories of men living on the very edge of what is 'normal' to the rest of us -- the merciless streets of the Mafia, Triads, Yardies, Yakuza, Hell's Angels, and Chinese Tongs. They are the faces behind a dozen urban myths, and bywords for toughness. People you just don't want to mess with. Including both recent gangsters and notorious earlier Mafia-age predecessors -- from Dillinger, Capone, Ned Kelly and the Krays, to Mad Frank, Lenny 'the Guv'nor' Mclean and Sonny Barger -- this is the ultimate collection for anyone interested in violent true crime, how 'real' criminals think, and the darker elements of society.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Branch Call Number: 364.1
Characteristics: viii, 500 p. ; 20 cm.