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Patched (Paperback)

By Gilbert, Jarrod

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The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Prime Minister Rob Muldoon surrounded by Black Power members at the Royal Tiger Tavern in Wellington. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies..., colours and class: for five decades gangs have had a massive impact on New Zealand life. Based on ten years of research among gangs, Patched is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Jarrod Gilbert traces the story from the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s, through the rise of the Hells Angels and other 'bikie' gangs in the 1960s, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in the 1970s and on to shifts in gang activity around drugs and organised crime over the last ten years. Throughout, Gilbert brings us the gang members, the police and the politicians in their own gripping and gritty words. In this violent and sometimes horrifying book, Jarrod Gilbert takes readers for the first time inside a tough but revealing part of New Zealand life.
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ISBN 9781869407292
Published NZ 22 Mar 2013
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Paperback
999 Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781869407292
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 22 Mar 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gilbert, Jarrod
Category Award Winning
Social Sciences
Organized Crime
Politics & Government
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
New Zealand Adult Post Book Award Winners 2013
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 302.340993
Weight 985g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade