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Squizzy Taylor free pdf 'A fascinating study of a criminal era.' Daily Telegraph 1920s' Melbourne was a crime-ridden city in which no one was completely safe. Gangs operated in hotels and brothels, Fitzroy vendettas were resolved with guns, police were killed in armed robberies, and there were sly grog shops, protection rackets and armed robbery. Through it all strode the notoriously ambitious crook 'Squizzy' Taylor, a celebrity gangster with a massive ego. Always one step ahead of the law with his foolproof alibis, Squizzy's daring crimes were reported in the daily press to a public fascinated by his blatant contempt for the law and larrikin wit. In this classic portrait of one of Australia's most infamous criminal masterminds, Hugh Anderson provides a vivid portrait of a Melbourne underworld rife with gangland murder and greed. Such is the ongoing fascination with Squizzy Taylor that he is now the subject of the latest Underbelly series.

About Hugh Anderson

Hugh Anderson is a prolific writer of over 80 works embracing Australian biography, local and general history, bibliography, folklore and folksong. He started writing in the 1940s as a student teacher in Victoria, Australia, and after writing Larrikin Crook: The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor in 1971, in the same year went on to become a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. He was made Chair of the Committee of Inquiry into Folklife in Australia in 1986, and more recently, Hugh has been admitted to the prestigious degree of Doctor of Letters honoris causa at the University of Melbourne. He currently lives in Melbourne, where he is still working.

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Author : Hugh Anderson
Publisher : Pier 9
Data Published : 01 April 2013
ISBN : 1743365055
EAN : 9781743365052
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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