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The Resource Public enemies : Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery, Mark Dapin

Public enemies : Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery, Mark Dapin

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Public enemies : Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery
Title
Public enemies
Title remainder
Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dapin
Title variation
Public enemies
Title variation remainder
Russell Mad Dog Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the Australia of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, armed robbers were the top of the criminal food chain. Their dash and violence were celebrated, and men like Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox and Ray Denning were household names long before Underbelly established Melbourne's gangland thugs as celebrities. Cox and Denning were once Australian Public Enemies Number One and Two. Both were handsome, charismatic bandits who refused to bow to authority. Both were classified as 'intractable' in prison, and both escaped. Cox was the only man to escape from Katingal, Australia's only 'escape-proof' gaol. Soon after he broke out, he tried to break in again and rescue his mates. Their story is one of violence and crime, but it is also about the unimaginable horrors that young boys faced when condemned to 'institutions' in the 1960s, and the terrible conditions in Australian gaols in the 70s and 80s. These were the hells where a whole generation of armed robbers was forged. Mark Dapin brings his brilliant research skills and distinctive, powerful narrative style to a book that explores the life of these infamous yet respected public enemies and the criminal world they inhabited. From armed robberies, shootings and bashings to prison floggings and gaol breaks, this is the gritty, page-turning reality behind the headlines
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10902180
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Dapin, Mark
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Cox, Russell
  • Denning, Ray
  • Prisoners
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Criminals
  • Prisons
  • Robbery
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Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery
Label
Public enemies : Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery, Mark Dapin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067536881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1154271797
Label
Public enemies : Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox, Ray Denning and the golden age of armed robbery, Mark Dapin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067536881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760295356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1154271797

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