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A brief history of gangsters

Author: Brian J Robb
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Running Press ; London : Robinson, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating brief history, Robb explores the greatest crime bosses from around the world and their effect on pop-culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Robb
ISBN: 0762454768 9780762454761
OCLC Number: 874099093
Description: 314 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Lawlessness in the Old West --
Organized crime before Prohibition --
The Five Points Gangs --
'Lucky' Luciano: The man who organized crime --
Murder, Inc.: Lansky, Siegel and the mob assassins --
Get Capone! --
The life and times of 'Scarface' --
Public enemies: The John Dillinger gang --
Bonnie and Clyde --
Dustbowl Desperadoes --
Mickey Cohen's Hollywood takeover --
The mob in Hollywood --
The mob and the President --
Prime Minister of the underworld --
Capo di tutti Capi: Inside the American mafia --
The changing face of American gangsters --
United Kingdom: The Krays --
European gangsters: Jacques Mesrine --
Central European gangsters: The Serbians --
Russia: From the Soviet Union to the Oligarchs --
Latin America: The Colombian drug lords --
Asia: The Triads and Yakuza --
Australia: Ned Kelly --
Gangsters on screen.
Responsibility: Brian J. Robb.

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