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The Resource Gangland : this unsporting life, James Morton & Susanna Lobez

Gangland : this unsporting life, James Morton & Susanna Lobez

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Gangland : this unsporting life
Title
Gangland
Title remainder
this unsporting life
Statement of responsibility
James Morton & Susanna Lobez
Title variation
This unsporting life
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sport has always attracted organised crime. Huge sums of money are wagered in every arena, and rorts, swindles and unsporting behaviour have shadowed players of all codes. Cricket and footy are not immune, with Heath Shaw and Ben Cousins caught up in gambling and drugs, and NRL star Ryan Tandy in match-fixing. Plenty of punters have criminal connections-Alphonse Gangitano and the Moran brothers. Drugs play a major part on and off the fields of play (looking at you, Essendon Football Club and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks) with horses and greyhounds also routinely doped. James Morton and Susanna Lobez investigate the cheating underbelly of sport, from the first cricket pitch invasion in the 1890s through to the contemporary scandals that will leave you wondering if there is such a thing as a sporting chance
Summary
Since the arrival of the First Fleet, thousands of prisoners have escaped from prison, police stations, courts, prison vans and hospitals - even dentists' chairs. They have driven, walked, pedalled, swum or sailed away from custody. Some have killed or been killed in the process; a few have gone overseas or escaped from foreign prisons, and a handful have remained at home, undetected. Gangland: The Great Escapes is filled with tall tales of crims - Ronald Ryan, Jockey Smith, Brenden Abbott, Julie Wright and Annie Davis, and many others - who have been recaptured in minutes and those who have stayed on the run.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10679910
Cataloging source
YDX
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1938-
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Morton, James
Dewey number
364.106
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lobez, Susanna
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True
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  • Scandals
  • Organized crime
  • Sports
  • Doping in sports
Target audience
adult
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the great escapes
Label
Gangland : this unsporting life, James Morton & Susanna Lobez
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065404321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780522874808
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019036085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089796130
Label
Gangland : this unsporting life, James Morton & Susanna Lobez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065404321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780522874808
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019036085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089796130

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