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The Resource Sydney noir : the golden years, Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern

Sydney noir : the golden years, Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern

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Sydney noir : the golden years
Title
Sydney noir
Title remainder
the golden years
Statement of responsibility
Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on Earth - and one of the most corrupt
  • The first ever book devoted entirely to the golden years of the Sydney underworld. In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on earth and one of the most corrupt. A large proportion of the population was engaged in illegal gambling and other activities that made colourful characters such as Lennie McPherson, Abe Saffron and George Freeman wealthy and, to many, folk heroes. Thousands of American soldiers on their seven-day leave from Vietnam turned Kings Cross, with its strip shows and night clubs, into one big party. The whole corrupt carnival was run by the police in an arrangement known as 'the joke'. They could just about get away with that term because heroin had not yet turned the underworld into the killing machine it would soon become. Two of the main jokers were also lovers: vice queen Shirley Brifman and violent detective Fred Krahe. In Sydney Noir Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern revisit this dark yet fascinating chapter of Sydney's history, telling stories that would be unbelievable were they not true. Finally, they make the bold argument that premier of the time, Sir Robert Askin, may not have been as guilty of corruption as many have claimed
Summary
The first ever book devoted entirely to the golden years of the Sydney underworld. In the late 1960s Sydney was one of the most prosperous places on earth and one of the most corrupt. A large proportion of the population was engaged in illegal gambling and other activities that made colourful characters such as Lennie McPherson, Abe Saffron and George Freeman wealthy and, to many, folk heroes. Thousands of American soldiers on their seven-day leave from Vietnam turned Kings Cross, with its strip shows and night clubs, into one big party. The whole corrupt carnival was run by the police in an arrangement known as 'the joke'. They could just about get away with that term because heroin had not yet turned the underworld into the killing machine it would soon become. Two of the main jokers were also lovers: vice queen Shirley Brifman and violent detective Fred Krahe. In Sydney Noir Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern revisit this dark yet fascinating chapter of Sydney's history, telling stories that would be unbelievable were they not true. Finally, they make the bold argument that premier of the time, Sir Robert Askin, may not have been as guilty of corruption as many have claimed
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10576227
Cataloging source
ANL
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1957-
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Duffy, Michael
Dewey number
364.1
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hordern, Nick
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True
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  • Crime
  • Corruption
  • Organised crime
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the golden years
Label
Sydney noir : the golden years, Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059594106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781742235448
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2017000595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (photographs)
System control number
(OCoLC)973048515
Label
Sydney noir : the golden years, Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059594106
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781742235448
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2017000595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (photographs)
System control number
(OCoLC)973048515

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