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For twenty years, the most intense and prolonged gang war in British history has raged on the streets of Manchester. Warring factions have left at least forty dead and made headlines across the world. They have blighted the reputation of one of Europe's most dynamic cities and seen the coining of the sinister epithet 'Gunchester'. GANG WAR traces the roots of the crime mobs, revealing how London gangsters were kept out of the city in the 1960s and how the so-called Quality Street Gang attained national notoriety. It focuses on the rise of the four main 'firms' - the Cheetham Hillbillies, the Doddington, the Gooch and the Salford Lads - and tells how they were eventually joined by lawless younger gangs such as the Longsight Crew and the deadly Pitt Bulls. By acclaimed investigative journalist Peter Walsh, GANG WAR is a powerful, disturbing account of an extraordinary crime phenomenon. 

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Gang War: The Inside Story of the Manchester Gangs
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Riveting
May 15th, 2013
At first glance I thought it would be a bit boring but boy was I wrong. I couldn't put it down took it on holiday and read it in two days. To think things like this happened on my doorstep was not only frightening but opened my eyes to the fact you don't really have clue what goes on. A really good read.
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