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The Resource The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim, Tony Reeves

The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim, Tony Reeves

Label
The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim
Title
The real George Freeman
Title remainder
thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim
Statement of responsibility
Tony Reeves
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sin City, 1979. Crooked cops take the cream off the top of crime profits. Judges frequent illegal gambling dens. The winners of races are known before the horses have run. Heroin floods the streets, and the fight for the control of the trade sees men being gunned down left and right. This is the world of George Freeman ? often portrayed as a charming celebrity gangster, he was in fact a calculated criminal motivated by greed and a lust for power and influence. One of Sydney's most notorious and unforgiving hard men, Freeman preferred others to do his dirty work. He dominated that city's underworld alongside Lennie McPherson, controlling a vast illegal gambling empire while keeping top cops, judges and politicians in his pocket. Here, at last, we hear the truth about Freeman's links to the Mafia and drug trafficking, his secret addiction and the accusations of murder. In this compelling and unsettling account, award-winning writer Tony Reeves reveals George Freeman without the gloss
Biography type
individual biography
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10150596
Cataloging source
ANL
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1940-
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Reeves, Tony
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Freeman, George
  • Book-making (Betting)
  • Criminals
  • Organized crime
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim
Label
The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim, Tony Reeves
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046293032
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921518720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)688582361
Label
The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim, Tony Reeves
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000046293032
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921518720
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)688582361

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