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The Mammoth Book of Gangs and Gangsters

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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 men' accounts: over 30 true stories of men living on the very edge of what is 'normal' to the rest of us — the ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by Running Press (first published October 16th 2006)
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Mark
Jul 15, 2007 rated it it was ok
this book is divided into 30-some chapters, each one detailing a different famous criminal. the problem is each chapter is written by a different author, and most of the authors aren't very compelling writers. for example, the chapter on al capone was incredibly boring, despite the rich character of al capone.

the quality of the chapters varies wildly, where some took me several tries to get through (kept falling asleep out of boredom) and others i couldn't put down. highlights include the tales
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