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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 o... 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 ga... 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, see... 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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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 politic... View more info