Empire of Crime

Organised Crime in the British Empire

Tim Newark

 
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
19 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526713049
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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When Great Britain took the moral high ground and banned its lucrative export of opium from Imperial India to China, it unleashed a century of criminality. Where America's misguided Prohibition of alcohol made illicit fortunes for the Mafia, across the pond the organised criminals within the British Empire grew rich on their trade in illegal narcotics in the 20th century.

Empire of Crime is the first book to reveal the full extent and variety of organised crime within the British Empire in the 20th century. By delving into British colonial archives, Newark has discovered breath-taking truths about organised crime inside the British Empire. 

This book unravels how gangsters exploited its global trade routes to establish a new age of criminal networks that spanned the world.

About The Author
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TIM NEWARK is the author of several critically acclaimed history books, including The Mafia at War, Lucky Luciano, Highlander, The Fighting Irish, Protest Vote and Camouflage, which accompanied the Imperial War Museum exhibition. He was the editor of Military Illustrated for 17 years and has written seven TV military history documentary series, including Hitler's Bodyguards.

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