Gangs of Glasgow: True Crime from the Streets [Paperback] [Jul 16, 2008] Robert Jeffrey
In the twenty-first century, Glasgow is still a city living down a fearsome reputation for crime. And for some citizens of the Dear Green Place, brawling is in the blood and gang warfare is a way of life. The stinking deprivation of the Gorbals and the East End, deprivation that helped spawn pre-war gangs like the Billy Boys, the Norman Conks and the Redskins, is largely gone, but in each era new gangs have risen to take their place. Battles over turf and control of the drugs trade still make regularly lurid headlines. Gangs of Glasgow takes an in-depth look at the evolution of the city's gangs from organised mobs of the Thirties to the smart-suited men of violence of the modern day.
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