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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Real George Freeman
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'Sin City, 1970's. Crooked cops take the cream off the top of crime profits. Judges frequent illegal gambling dens. The winners of races are known before the horses have run. Heroin floods the streets, and the fight for the control of the trade sees men being gunned down left and right.

This is the world of George Freeman - often portrayed as a charming celebrity gangster, he was in fact a calculated criminal motivated by greed and a lust for power and influence. One of Sydney's most notorious and unforgiving hard men, Freeman preferred others to do his dirty work. He dominated that city's underworld alongside Lennie McPherson, controlling a vast illegal gambling empire while keeping top cops, judges and politicians in his pocket.

Here, at last, we hear the truth about Freeman's links to the Mafia and drug trafficking, his secret addiction and the accusations of murder. In this compelling and unsettling account, award-winning writer Tony Reeves reveals George Freeman without the gloss.' Source: www.penguin.com.au/ (Sighted 30/05/2011).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2011 .
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      Extent: xiii, 251 p., [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 9781921518720 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Tim Brewer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 334 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of The Real George Freeman Tony Reeves , 2011 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Real George Freeman Tony Reeves , 2011 single work biography
Not as Seen on TV Steve Meacham , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 July 2011; (p. 4)
Me and My Shadow Susan Johnson , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 May 2011; (p. 24-26, 28)
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Real George Freeman Tony Reeves , 2011 single work biography
Untitled Tim Brewer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 334 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of The Real George Freeman Tony Reeves , 2011 single work biography
Me and My Shadow Susan Johnson , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 May 2011; (p. 24-26, 28)
Not as Seen on TV Steve Meacham , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 July 2011; (p. 4)
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