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Wrecking Crew : The brutal true story of the Bandidos' Legendary Sergeant-at-Arms [used book]

By: Caesar Campbell with Donna Campbell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2011

Seller ID: 174261048X

ISBN: 174261048X

Condition: Good


From the bestselling author of Enforcer. Wrecking Crew takes you into the heart of the Bandidos, and the outlaw biker world, through the eyes, fists and boots of Caesar Campbell, founding member of the Bandidos in Australia and the club's first sergeant at arms and legendary enforcer.Jailed for seven years after the bloody ambush at Milperra that saw two of his brothers killed, Caesar led and protected the other imprisoned members of his club inside some of Australia's toughest jails. But when he was finally released Caesar found that the world of the outlaw motorcycle gangs was changing, and ... View more info

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Enforcer : The Real Story of One of Australia's Most Feared Outlaw Bikers [used book]

By: Caesar Campbell with Donna Campbell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 1405040084

ISBN: 1405040084

Condition: Good


Among members of the outlaw motorcycle clubs, Caesar Campbell is a legend. Former sergeant-at-arms and chief enforcer for the Comancheros, Caesar became the founding member and sergeant-at-arms of the Australian chapter of the Bandidos. He epitomised bikie culture - unbeatable in a fight, brutal in the extreme, fearing no one and nothing, and loyal until death. This is Caesar's story, from his recruitment into the Comancheros, to the savage split within the club that led to the foundation of the Bandidos and the bloody massacre at Milperra that resulted from it. This was the massacre that s... View more info

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

By: Doug J. Swanson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003117

ISBN: 1445648172

Condition: New


Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness and violence would come to dominate th... View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

Seller ID: 000987

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in cult films like The Godfather. View more info

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The Bagman : Final Confessions of Jack Herbert [used book] [hard to get]

By: Jack Herbert with Tom Gilling

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0733314120

ISBN: 0733314120

Condition: Good


Jack Herbert's sensational confessions helped send a police commissioner and a cabinet minister to gaol. they led to the most sweeping shakeout of a police force in Australian history. Now, Herbert - the notorious bagman who rolled over to the Fitzgerald Inquiry - tells his story for the first time. Part memoir, part interrogation by best-selling novelist tom Gilling, the Bagman reveals little-known facts about Herbert's childhood, his early career and the tragic loss of his first child. the authors explore how Herbert was recruited into the seemingly impregnable culture of greed and corruptio... View more info

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Sin Bin: The Untold Story of A True Footy Bad Boy [used book]

By: John Elias and Josh Massoud

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 002751

ISBN: 1405040211

Condition: Good


'This is a story that has to be told.' (Alan Jones) Few rugby league players were more notorious than John Elias. The menacing forward not only intimidated his opponents on the paddock; he also led a double life as a career criminal and stand-over man. Starting in the driver's seat of a stolen Holden at age 14, Elias's crimes grew more brazen as his football CV expanded to include over a dozen clubs. Illegal bookmaking rings, fire-arms trading, shootings, brothels, seedy card dens and the biggest match-fixing scandal in the game's recent history were all part of his off-field routine that ev... View more info

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Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2004

Seller ID: 001669

ISBN: 0975231804

Condition: Good


When the shooting starts in the underworld, war is a short word that covers a lot of ground. It can be a blood feud between criminal families, it can be revenge, exacted by enemies with long memories, old grudges and new information. Then, of course, there are the police, who belong to the biggest gang of all... View more info

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Underbelly: The Gangland War [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2008

Seller ID: 003941

ISBN: 0977544060

Condition: Good


They called Carl Williams 'The Truth' but the truth was he was just a fat kid with a pill press and a taste for fast food, women and bucks. He got lucky the day Jason Moran shot him in the belly instead of the head. Carl didn't return the favour: one by one, Moran, his family, and friends were shot dead during an underworld war for extermination. View more info

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Underbelly : A Tale Of Two Cities [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale Press: 2010

Seller ID: 0977544095

ISBN: 0977544095

Condition: Good


Made in Melbourne. Slayed in Sydney. Chris Rentakill Flannery was a Melbourne gunman who sold his services to Sin City's highest bidder. He went on the missing list because he didn't realise the future belonged to those who controlled pills and powders, not pistols. A world of corrupt cops, bent politicians and beautiful women who fell for the rich gangsters, and a few detectives trying to stop the tidal wave.This was Australia's underbelly. View more info

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All Fall Down #3 Three Crooked Kings

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003042

ISBN: 0702253537

Condition: New


The gripping finale to Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers brings to a close Matthew Condon's best-selling true-crime trilogy. In 1983, the soon-to-be-knighted Police Commissioner Terry Lewis continues to turn a blind eye to the operation of The Joke, a highly organised system of graft payments from illegal gambling, prostitution and illicit drugs. As the tentacles of this fraudulent vice network spread, the fabric holding together the police, judiciary and political system starts to unravel. All Fall Down offers an unprecedented insight into the Fitzgerald Inquiry and Lewis's subsequent... View more info

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I, Mick Gatto [used book]

By: Mick Gatto with Tom Noble

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Victory Books: 2009

Seller ID: 0522857019

ISBN: 0522857019

Condition: Good


Mick Gatto. Gambler. Underworld veteran. Melbourne gangland survivor. Mick Gatto in his bestselling autobiography finally reveals the man behind the headlines. Gatto's unique position-of knowing all the players in the Gangland Wars but not being involved in drug trafficking-gave him a remarkable perspective to watch the battles unfold. I, Mick Gatto is an extraordinary insight into a colourful and mysterious world that few even know exists. View more info

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Roberta Williams My Life : The Untold Story of an Underworld Survivor

By: Roberta Williams

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 0732289521

ISBN: 0732289521

Condition: Good


Roberta Williams' revealing life story - from abuse to prison, Carl to the paparazzi. When the hitman hiding in Roberta Williams' roof confessed that he couldn't kill her, she knew she had to get herself and her kids out of the bloodiest battle the Australian underworld had ever known. Roberta's marriage to Melbourne career criminal Carl Williams had been a rollercoaster ride, but it was still a welcome antidote to her life before Carl. the youngest of seven children, her father died when she was a baby, and she was beaten by her mother and stepfather, kicked out of school for fighting and ... View more info

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Driving with Demons : True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist [used book]

By: Tim Watson-Munro

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2017

Seller ID: 1760552666

ISBN: 1760552666

Condition: Good


The extraordinary memoir of a man who has spent his working life looking into the eyes of modern evil. As Australia's most distinguished criminal psychologist, 'Doc' Tim Watson-Munro has assessed over 30,000 'persons of interest' in some of the nation's most notorious court cases, including Hoddle Street gunman Julian Knight, corporate fraudster Alan Bond, Melbourne gangster Alphonse Gangitano and, in recent years, Australia's first terrorist convicts. But the frontline of psychology is no place for the faint-hearted. Tim's pioneering methods and proximity to evil made him front page new... View more info