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The Mammoth Book of Hard Men by Roger Wilkes

The Mammoth Book of Hard Men

Part of the Mammoth Books Series


The Mammoth Book of Hard Men by Roger Wilkes

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 man' 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 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 Ned Kelly, Dillinger, Capone 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.

About the Author

Roger Wilkes is a newspaper and television journalist, and an expert on true crime. His works include The Mammoth Book of Murder and Science, The Mammoth Book of Unsolved Crimes, and Scandal!

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Publication date

14th September 2006


Roger Wilkes

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Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


512 pages


True crime



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