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World War Noir

Duffy Michael

9781742236049

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $34.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781742236049
Published: April 2019

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World War Noir is an exposition of the old truth that war and crime - and sex, drugs and popular music - go hand in hand.

It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact,World War Noir confirms that war and crime - in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities - are natural accomplices. A companion book to the later glory days of the Sydney underworld compiled inSydney Noir, here Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern tell the story of a time when many Australians were not as patriotic as we have been told. With soldiers' pockets full of cash and the freedom of being on leave, criminal possibilities opened up during World War II.

Told from the ground - or the gutter - up,World War Noir is a raw and broad-ranging tale that confounds expectations and reveals a grittier truth.

'A grisly, gangster-strewn glissade through 1940s Sydney. Shows what real Aussies are made of when they don't give a shit about king and country. Here's the flip side of the Anzac spirit, and it's squalid, brutal and grimly captivating.' - Paul Ham

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781742236049
Published: April 2019

Number of pages: 336
Width: 153 mm
Height: 234 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

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