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A brief history of gangsters

Author: Brian J Robb
Publisher: London Robinson, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The romanticised American gangster of the Prohibition era has proved an enduringly popular figure. Even today, names like Al Capone and Lucky Luciano still resonate. Robb explores the histories of key figures, from gangs in the Old West, through Prohibition and the Great Depression, to the likes of John Gotti and Frank Lucas in the 1970s and 1980s. He also looks at the gangster in popular culture, in hit TV series  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Robb
ISBN: 9781472110541 1472110544
OCLC Number: 899727297
Description: 314 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Brian J. Robb.

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