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Based on never-before-published family, police and court records, photographs, interviews with people who knew him, including criminals, football colleagues and police officers, this is the biography of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell. He was a gambler, a hard drinker, a devoted husband and father, a devout Catholic, a staunch friend and a deadly enemy.
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Larry Writer is the author of a number of books, including bestsellers such as the Ned Kelly Award-winning RAZOR and PLEASURE AND PAIN. Larry is also an experienced journalist and in recent years has written for the WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN, AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW and the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.Review:
chockers with anecdotes about his life and times on and off the field. - Peter FitzSimons fascinating ... [a] fine biography - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD a tough cop, in a tough place, in a tough time ... a fascinating but but flawed man ... Bumper Farrell made his own rules and enforced them. - HERALD SUN
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Book Description Hachette, Sydney, 2011. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. photographic (illustrator). Reissued, 1st thus. the biography of the toughest 3 top Australia has ever seen, who worked King's Cross and inner-city Sydney from the beginning of the 2nd war through to 1976. Criminals knew just where they stood. He would catch them, he would hurt them, and then he would lock them away. And Bumper was just as notorious when playing rugby league for Newtown and representing Australia against England and New Zealand. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: Trade Paperback. XIV, 402 pages, indexed, with a 16 page photographic section in the centre of the book. The book is a secondhand, there is no damage to describe. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.0. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Law & Criminal Studies. ISBN/EAN: 9780733624896. Inventory No: 0247164. Seller Inventory # 0247164
Book Description Hachette. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0733624898I4N00
Book Description Hachette, Sydney, 2011. Softcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. "Frank 'Bumper' Farrell was the roughest, toughest street cop Australia has ever seen. Strong as a bull, with cauliflower ears and fists like hams, Bumper's beat from 1938 to 1976 was the most lawless in the land - the mean streets of Kings Cross & inner-city Sydney. His adversaries were such infamous criminals as Abe Saffron, Lenny McPherson, Tilly Devine & Kate Leigh.And Bumper was just as notorious off the beat - playing legendary Rugby League for Newtown, and representing Australia against England & New Zealand." Trade Paperback. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 402 pages. There are remnants of some old label(s) on the rear cover. Covers have some shelf wear and bumping to corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0733624898. ISBN/EAN: 9780733624896. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 17231. Seller Inventory # 17231
Book Description Hachette, Sydney, 2011. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 0733624898. ISBN/EAN: 9780733624896. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 35372. Seller Inventory # 35372
Book Description Hachette, 2011. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2011 xiii, 402 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. "The most feared and revered policeman in Australia's history"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 394) and index .The sprawling saga of a legendary Australian character. Frank Bumper Farrell was the roughest, toughest street cop and leader of a vice squad Australia has ever seen. Strong as a bull, with cauliflowered ears and fists like hams, Bumper s beat from 1938 to 1976 was the most lawless in the land - the mean streets of Kings Cross and inner Sydney. His adversaries were such notorious criminals as Abe Saffron, Lennie McPherson, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh and their gangs as well as the hooligans, sly groggers, SP bookies, pimps and spivs. Seller Inventory # 023653