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Empire of Crime (Hardback)

Organised Crime in the British Empire

British History True Crime 20th Century 20th Century

By Tim Newark
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781526713049
Published: 30th October 2017


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As featured in the Daily Express: New book reveals Britain's troubles of 19th century organised crime 

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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.

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The Express 12/10/17

This was good at giving a broad introduction to the topic, and piqued an interest in further reading.

NetGalley, reviewed by Sara Garry
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