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Main Title: The real George Freeman : thief, race-fixer, standover man and underworld crim / Tony Reeves. Book Cover
Author: Reeves, Tony, 1940-
Imprint: Camberwell, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2011.
Collation: xiii, 251 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., portraits, notes, bib., index, pbk ; 23 cm.
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.
Subject: Freeman, George, 1935-
Crime and criminals
Gamblers and gambling
Sydney (NSW)
ISBN: 9781921518720 (pbk.)
Includes index.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 364.1 FRE REE Available