The Secrets of The Krays My Life in The Firm

The Secrets of The Krays   My Life in The Firm

The inside story of life with the Krays John Dickson arrived in London from Edinburgh in 1964, looking for work...and adventure.

Author: John Dickson

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781789460209

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

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The inside story of life with the Krays John Dickson arrived in London from Edinburgh in 1964, looking for work...and adventure. He soon found it in the pubs and card clubs of the East End, where he met and go to know the twins and the members of the 'firm'. He was, for many years, a close and trusted henchman of the Krays, and was the man who drove Ronnie to the Blind Beggar pub the night that George Cornell was shot. In this explosive book, Dickson tells the inside story of Ronnie and Reggie's gangland underworld. He recounts the increasingly erratic and senselessly violent behaviour of the twins, and their final arrest, which came at a time when they had thought they were invincible. The Secrets of the Krays is an illuminating and thrilling journey into the world of the East End's most notorious sons.
Categories: True Crime

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

His evidence landed the Kray's 30 years. In this book, Albert Donoghue reveals the shocking events he witnessed—it is the inside story of the Krays from a radically different standpoint.

Author: Albert Donoghue

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 185782525X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Albert Donoghue was Reggie Kray's right hand man, his minder and chief executive. He was deeply implicated in their criminal rackets, collecting protection money and acting as paymaster to the other members of the firm. But then the Kray's made what was to be one of their most dangerous mistakes. They tried to get Donoghue to admit to the killing of Frank Mitchell. Albert, who had become increasingly appalled by the violent turn the Twin's business affairs had been taking, testified against them. His evidence landed the Kray's 30 years. In this book, Albert Donoghue reveals the shocking events he witnessed—it is the inside story of the Krays from a radically different standpoint. It charts the rise of the country's most notorious criminals, and their final descent into self-destruction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Secrets Of The Krays

Secrets Of The Krays

The inside story of life with the Krays John Dickson arrived in London from Edinburgh in 1964, looking for work...and adventure.

Author: John Dickson

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ISBN: 1786069547

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The Secret Train Robber

The Secret Train Robber

him he was no longer a henchman for the Krays but a bedridden recluse living in
Colliers Row, Romford. He bought all kinds ... In his day, as well as being a
minder like the Lambriano brothers, Teddy Machin, Freddie Foreman and Albert
Donahue, he helped in the twins' long firm frauds. I guess this was why my dad
thought so little of the Krays. ... Life quietened down on the criminal gang front
after that.

Author: Lee Sturley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473503977

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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The Crime of the Century. The biggest train heist in Britain’s history. The Great Train Robbery. In the early hours of Thursday, 8th August 1963, a fifteen-strong gang stole £2.6 million (£45 million of today’s money) from the Glasgow to London mail train at Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire. The crime was so epic; every single development of the case was followed tirelessly by the press. Countless books have since been published and, even today, films, television dramas and documentaries continue to study the smallest of details of one of the most daring and cleverly concocted criminal plans of all-time. Much of the gang were later captured and paid the price with lengthy jail sentences. But 50 years on, many still question who the real mastermind behind the plot. For years most people accepted that Bruce Reynolds was but is that really the case? One man knows the answer and the true identity of the man behind the robbery all too well. In this engrossing biography, the only living person who personally knows the real mastermind revisits the Great Train Robbery and rewrites history as we know it. Full of explosive, fresh revelations, The Secret Train Robber sees the final piece of the puzzle firmly set in place and the name of one of Britain’s most sophisticated criminal minds ever is finally revealed.
Categories: True Crime

The Krays and Me Blood Honour and Respect Doing Porridge with The Krays

The Krays and Me   Blood  Honour and Respect  Doing Porridge with The Krays

Because you are not fit to clean the Krays' shoes. Me, I have never tried to ... If I
had lived in the Capone era, I would still not have been in the Firm. Simply
because I do ... I do prefer to live my life on the edge, so, if and when I fall, I fall
alone. Nobody is ... Harry's a legend up North and my secret weapon! We all got
to do ...

Author: Charles Bronson

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781782192459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Two names reigned supreme in London's underworld in the sixties - Ronnie and Reggie Kray; and it wasn't until 1969 that the twins went down at Brixton Prison for murder. I was only seventeen, on remand up in Risley, Warrington, for nicking a furniture lorry. Most of the lads in there had newspaper photos of the Krays stuck up on their cell walls. They were the cream of the criminal crop, and that's why I took such an interest in 'em. Once I was put away, it wasn't long before I got to meet them, and over the next 29 years I got closer to the Krays than any self-proclaimed henchman, any autograph hunter. As their trusted friend they let me in on it all - no holds barred behind bars! Since Ronnie and Reggie died, all I've heard is a load of bollocks! 'Reggie shot my cat; Ronnie stabbed my uncle Bert 75 times; Reggie ran over my hamster; I'm Ronnie's son, I'm Reggie's daughter.' Gutless maggots spreading rumours with their sham stories for sale. The shameless rats. Well now the twins are gone and I can talk. And let me tell you, I've got a lot to say and all the time in the world to say it. No bollocks. No silly stories. Just the facts about the time I spent doing porridge with the Krays.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bringing Down The Krays

Bringing Down The Krays

SECRETS. AND. LIES. AS FOR ME, my own release date was getting near too. I'
ve done my number at Bow Street and everyone knows I'm a grass. ... My life was
in Nipper Read's hands. ... That's what he said in his memoirs – and further that
he was not aware of there being an informer in the Firm until the Old Bailey trial, ...

Author: Bobby Teale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446491003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'The Krays were out of control. They had the East End buttoned up too tight and someone had to undo it. Slowly, I realised that someone had to be me...' Bobby Teale and his brothers, David and Alfie, were the three men the Kray twins trusted most. They weren't in the Firm, they were closer than that. They were old family friends, confidants, companions... But then things changed. Witnessing Ronnie and Reggie become increasingly psychotic - taking murder, torture and rape to sickening new levels - Bobby knew he had to take action. Unknown to his brothers, he became a police informer; risking not just his own life but those of the people dearest to him too. Using the codename 'Phillips', he was forced to live on his wits, feeding back information to Scotland Yard. With bent cops on their side the Krays knew they had a grass in their midst, but before they could flush him out, Bobby's evidence saw the London gangsters get locked up for life. Bobby fled the country, but now 40 years on he's back. And he wants to set the record straight. With the help of his brothers, the man brave enough to stand up to the Krays has rewritten history as we know it; dispelling the myths and tearing apart the gangsters' glamorous veneer to reveal the true, sadistic nature of Ronnie and Reggie. Crammed full of explosive, new revelations, Bringing Down The Krays is the last great untold story of Britain's most infamous crime family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wannabe in my Gang

Wannabe in my Gang

Wannabe in my Gang? is the book that many in the underworld never wanted the public to read. A crime exposé of the highest order, it is shocking, revelatory and gripping from beginning to end.

Author: Bernard O'Mahoney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780570730

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Kray gang boss Tony Lambrianou, who served a life sentence for the brutal murder of Jack 'the Hat' McVitie, has threatened to kill Bernard O'Mahoney 'by smashing a hammer through his head'. 'Dodgy' Dave Courtney, who claims to have murdered two gangland rivals, tried 'to put him out of his misery' and 'the most dangerous man in the country', John 'Gaffer' Rollinson, has vowed to kill him 'when he finds him'. But O'Mahoney, one-time friend of the notorious Kray Brothers and former key member of the Essex Boys gang, isn't concerned about any of these threats, because he knows the truth about the wannabe gangsters who have built their 'reputations' on fantasy gleaned from Hollywood movies and 'true' crime books written by their heroes. Wannabe in my Gang? is a story that spans two decades and involves some of the most infamous names and crimes in British history. It gives a unique insight into the Kray brothers' firm, revealing that its public image is far from the truth. Also uncovered is what happened to the remaining members of the Essex Boys firm following the death of Esctasy victim Leah Betts and the murder of three of its leaders, who were found dead in their blood-spattered Range Rover one winter's evening. For the first time ever, O'Mahoney will expose the gangland myths that have made legends of those who claim to be responsible for mayhem and murder. He reveals the sordid secret of one of Britain's most infamous gangsters and tells the truth about the imposters who make a living selling stories and writing books about events that have never even happened. Wannabe in my Gang? is the book that many in the underworld never wanted the public to read. A crime exposé of the highest order, it is shocking, revelatory and gripping from beginning to end.
Categories: Social Science

The Kray Files

The Kray Files

The Kray twins and their brother Charlie lived longer than many of their
contemporaries. Even their ... Is this, then, the real reason for the long life
sentences of 30 years? Make up ... Now the whole Firm knew that he had his '
button' (American slang for a killing). There was ... And now, like Ron, it will
forever hold its secrets.

Author: Colin Fry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780573977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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When Ron and Reg Kray were sentenced to life imprisonment in 1968, most people thought that was the last they'd hear of two of the most notorious and vicious criminals Britain has ever produced. Instead, the twins and their evil doings have since achieved almost iconic status. Simultaneously, they have become 'Ronnie and Reggie', cuddly Robin Hood characters, little more than a couple of bad lads who loved their mum. The Kray Files is an explosive investigative work which strips away the myths that have grown up around the brothers. It examines why the twins were put away, the true extent of their crimes and the truth about the last 30 years, which Ron and Reg spent at the expense of the country while making a quiet fortune through duplicitous dealings from behind bars. It looks at why their brother Charlie turned to drugs as his only way out of a life of deprivation and misery, and tries to discover the reason why some women have found the Krays fatally attractive. For the first time ever, The Kray Files goes behind the scenes, painting a vivid picture of the brothers' world through psychological profiling, studying the sociology of the East End of London with the help of academics, and investigating the violent legacy the brothers have left behind.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Profession of Violence

The Profession of Violence

John Pearson is also the author of All the Money in the World (previously titled Painfully Rich), now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott film and starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plumber (nominated for ...

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448211401

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

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The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, LEGEND, starring Tom Hardy. Reggie and Ronald Kray ruled London's gangland during the 1960s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime such as nobody has done before or since, the brothers swindled, intimidated, terrorised, extorted and brutally murdered. John Pearson explores the strange relationship that bound the twins together, and charts their gruesome career to their downfall and imprisonment for life in 1969. Now expanded to include further extraordinary revelations, including the unusual alliance between the Kray twins and Lord Boothby – the Tory peer who won £40,000 in a libel settlement when he denied allegation of his association with the Krays – The Profession of Violence is a truly classic work.
Categories: True Crime

The Cult of Violence

The Cult of Violence

Admiral 'Jackie' Fisher If there's a moral to the story of my long involvement with
the Krays it has to be that biographers with families ... Indeed, had they not been
arrested when they were, my life would have become impossible. ... Two
members of the Firm had separately warned me that before their arrest Ron had
been getting suspicious of my behaviour ... and the romance was entailing
endless late-night telephone calls, secret rendezvous and frantic drives around
the countryside.

Author: John Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781448211524

Category: True Crime

Page: 1

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John Pearson knows more about the Krays than anyone alive. Legend, starring Tom Hardy, was based on his book The Profession of Violence and it was Pearson who exposed the Boothby connection in 1994. In 1967 the twins asked Pearson to write their biography. He remained a confidant of the family and the brothers throughout their trial and prison years. Now Pearson revisits the twins' criminal past and lays bare the truth behind the legend. Drawing upon a mass of first-hand interviews and private information he was unable to use while the Krays were still alive, he finally recounts the chilling untold story of the Kray twins. John Pearson is also the author of All the Money in the World (previously titled Painfully Rich), now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott film and starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plumber (nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor).
Categories: True Crime

Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

Halliwell s Who s who in the Movies

Warning Shot They organised a gang of thugs known as The Firm Molokai 98. ...
In the biopic The Krays , 90 , they were played nurse in the Dr Kildare series .
very meaninglessness of life forces man to ... Her Secret Life ( TV ) Pittsburgh ,
Pennsylvania and educated at UCLA , internationally . a great artist before he
had ...

Author: Leslie Halliwell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049153316

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 593

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Categories: Motion pictures

Crime

Crime

As the net closed round East End gangster Ronald Kray , he decided to test the
loyalty of his inner - circle associate Alan Cooper by insisting , in the style of the
Mafia ... It made me think that my life is special and I felt that no one cared about it
.

Author: Oliver Cyriax

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: IND:30000052156175

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

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Includes entries on crimes ranging from assassination and kidnapping to art forgeries and serial killers, tries to answer such questions as Does a head survive decapitation? and offers insight into such unsolved crimes as the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Pope John Paul I.
Categories: Social Science

International Television Video Almanac

International Television   Video Almanac

Under the Cherry Moon , The Krays , The Princess and the Goblin ( voice ) , Julie
and the Cadillacs . ... and the Wardrobe ( voice ) , Vincent Van Gogh , Paradise
Club , The Attic : The Hiding of Anne Frank , The Secret ... Series : Two in Clover ,
Take My Wife ... , Sweet Sixteen , Super Ted ( voice ) , An Actor's Life for Me , Bad
Boyes ... Associated 10 years with N. Y. law firm , Monasch Chazen & Stream .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066040455

Category: Television broadcasting

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International Motion Picture Almanac

International Motion Picture Almanac

The Pursuit of D . B . Cooper , Under Fire , The Best of Times , Shoot to Kill ,
Turner & Hooch , Air America , Stop Or My Mom Will ... Third Degree Burn , And
the Band Played On , Hiroshima , Murder Live ! , Noriega : God ' s Favorite , The
Matthew ... The Krays , The Princess and the Goblin ( voice ) , Julie and the
Cadillacs TELEVISION : Movies : The Magical Mystery ... Associated 10 years
with N . Y law firm , Monasch Chazen & Stream , 1984 , joined 20th Century Fox
as sr . counsel ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066040463

Category: Motion pictures

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Academic American Encyclopedia

Academic American Encyclopedia

The Chronicle of a Friendship , 1948 – 71 ( 1972 ) is the most widely read ;
Stravinsky : Glimpses of a Life was ... Cragun , Richard Allan [ kray ' - guhn ) ...
After writing the books Henry Irving ( 1930 ) and Ellen Terry and Her Secret Self (
1931 ) , he settled in France , where he remained for the rest of his life . ...
Between 1892 and 1913 , Cram was associated with the firm of Cram , Goodhue
and Ferguson .

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ISBN: UOM:39015037293985

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Stepney Doorstep Society

The Stepney Doorstep Society

Kate Thompson tells the real stories of the war experienced by these matriarchs, a tribe of working-class women in the stinking slums, teeming tenements and sweatshops of East London.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718189860

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 336

View: 509

While the men were away at war it was strong women like Joan, Marie, Babs, Beattie and Minksy who ruled the streets of the East End. Kate Thompson tells the real stories of the war experienced by these matriarchs, a tribe of working-class women in the stinking slums, teeming tenements and sweatshops of East London. Forget church halls and jam-making, these powerfully authentic stories will have you questioning what you thought you knew about wartime women. From standing up to the Kray twins, to taking over the London Underground and crawling out of bombsites, these women fought to survive and protect their community in some of our country's darkest hours.
Categories: East End (London, England)

JPRS Report

JPRS Report

That firm , located in the now declassified city of Krasnoyarsk - 26 , has created
all our communications satellites . Even now , it ... After that , Korolev handed the
whole area over to M . Reshetnev and the top secret Krasnoyarsk26 . ... For the
Krasnoyarsk Kray , NPO of Applied Mechanics has already created a system for
transmitting bank data via its Gorizont satellite . ... The launches of rockets from
the television screens came into my life during two difficult years as an enlisted
man .

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ISBN: UOM:39015027730020

Category: Astronautics

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Categories: Astronautics