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Playboys and Mayfair men : crime, class, masculinity, and fascism in 1930s London

Author: Angus McLaren
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his gripping depiction of Mayfair's celebrity high life, McLaren describes the crime in detail, as well as the police investigation, the suspects, their trial, and the aftermath of their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus McLaren
ISBN: 9781421423470 1421423472
OCLC Number: 983597824
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The robbery --
The investigation --
The suspects --
The trial --
The aftermath --
Pain --
Masculinity --
Crime --
Class --
Fascism --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Angus McLaren.

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a detailed contextual analysis of the period and its obsessions. * Times Higher Education * [McLaren] succeeds in extracting from a seedy tale some novel insights into the culture of pre-war Britain. Read more...

 
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