Griffith Wars

Griffith Wars The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia

Paperback (03 Oct 2019) | English

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Synopsis

'Donald Mackay was not just an innocent victim tragically struck down by a criminal act. He was a casualty of the actual fight against organised crime ... killed on active service, as it were ... His name should never be forgotten, his passing must not be allowed to be in vain.' The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder. Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones - who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything - The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.

About the Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house. It was founded by Toby Mundy in February 2000 and published its first book in May 2001. It has since developed a list that has a world-wide reputation for quality, originality and breadth, and includes fiction, history, politics, memoir and current affairs. It won 'Imprint and Editor of the Year' at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, and was 'Independent Publisher of the Year' in 2009.

Book information

ISBN: 9781760875039
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.1523099448
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 308g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm