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The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor
Author: Hugh Anderson

ISBN: 9781742662282
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 1 June 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2
Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe ... Squizzy Taylor ruled the underworld.

1920s Melbourne. Gangs operated in hotels and brothels, gunshots were fired in the streets of Fitzroy, and sly grog shops, armed robbery and protection rackets were rife. Through it all strode the notorious Squizzy Taylor, always one step ahead of the police, and with not a speck of evidence to give him away. The daily press eagerly reported his crimes and marvelled at his daring ... but was he really anything more than a bloody-minded criminal who would one day get what he deserved? And what is it in the spirit of Melbourne that keeps the legend of Squizzy Taylor alive today?

About the Author

Hugh Anderson is a prolific writer of over 80 works embracing Australian biography, local and general history, bibliography, folklore and folksong. He started writing in the 1940s as a student teacher in Victoria, Australia, and after writing Larrikin Crook: The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor in 1971, in the same year went on to become...

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