Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand
This is a second-hand copy of Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert.
From the back cover:
The Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war. Black Power members surrounding Prime Minister Rob Muldoon at Wellington's Royal Tiger Tavern. The Magogs and the Mothers, PEP schemes and P dealers, patches and ridgies, colours and class: for more than five decades gangs have played a pivotal role in New Zealand life.
Based on ten years of research among gangs, PATCHED is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s, Jarrod Gilbert traces the story through the rise of the Hells Angels and other motorcycle clubs in the 1960s, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in the 1970s and shifts towards 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.
Condition: this is a used book and in good condition, except for one notable crease on the back cover which is visible in the product photo. Being a used book you can expect a little bit of shelf wear around the edges.
Condition: used book
Author: Jarrod Gilbert
Publisher: Auckland University Press
Publication Year: 2013