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World war noir : Sydney's unpatriotic war / Michael Duffy & Nick Hordern.

World war noir : Sydney's unpatriotic war / Michael Duffy & Nick Hordern.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
364.106 DUFF
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
364.106 DUFF
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . On Loan . 23 Dec 2021
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ISBN 9781742236049 (paperback)
1742236049 (paperback)
Author Duffy, Michael, 1957- author.
Title World war noir : Sydney's unpatriotic war / Michael Duffy & Nick Hordern.
Publisher/Date Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 329 pages ; illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note 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 -- go hand in hand. A companion book to the later glory days of the Sydney underworld from Sydney 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.
Subject Organized crime -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
Crime -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
Corruption -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
War and crime -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Added Author Hordern, Nick author.
Shelf Location 364.106 DUFF
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