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Gangland Soho by James Morton
Book DescriptionBehind the fashionable bars and clubs of Soho lies a fascinating history of criminal activity, featuring some of London's most notorious gangsters.From the razor gangs of the 1920s to the post-war gangleaders Billy Hill and Jack Spot; from the pre-war French pimps and the Messina brothers to the Albanian gangs, through to the thriving Soho of today, the area has been a Mecca for thieves, conmen, drug dealers, notorious pimps and crooked lawyers. James Morton vividly portrays the crimes and criminals that have given Soho its infamous reputation, including: u The vicious Kray-Richardson gangu A Second World War Jack the Ripperu The shooting in the streets of Soho of gangster Jack Spotu The gangland murder of boxer Freddie Mills.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749951672
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Imprint: Piatkus Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - James Morton
James Morton, a former solicitor, is the author of Lola Montez (Portrait 2006, 978 0 7499 5115 3) and co-author of Conned (Portrait 2007, 978 0 7499 5143 6). His previous books include Gangland and East End Gangland. He lives in Barnet.
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