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BOOK OF THE MONTH
MY LIFE IN FULL
Indra K. Nooyi
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An intimate and powerful memoir by the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo

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Nipper Read
Leonard Read
James Morton
Classification : OTHERS
Pub Date : Nov 07, 2002
Imprint : Time Warner Paperbacks
Page Extent : 496
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780751531756
Price : 575

About the book
Just after 7pm on the evening of Tuesday 4 March 1969, at the Old Bailey, the jurors filed back into Court 1 to give their verdict on Ronald Kray. The word 'guilty' brought to a triumphant conclusion the months of painstaking work put in by Read and his team in their efforts to bring the infamous Kray brothers to justice.
Leonard Read tells his own story, that of the small Nottingham lad, nicknamed Nipper, who went to join the Metropolitan Police because of their less stringent height requirements - and who rose through the ranks to become part of the team solving the Great Train Robbery.
In 1964 Read was invited to put together a team to 'have a go' at the Kray gang - the seemingly untouchable East End criminals whose reign of terror involved blackmail, protection rackets and finally murder. In an enthralling recreation of the operation, Read and Morton cover the case from the first time Nipper saw Ronald Kray in a pub in the Whitechapel Road - where he turned up flanked by minders - to the brothers' eventual arrest in May 1968 and the nailbiting suspense of their sensational trial.

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Leonard Read
Leonard Read joined the Metropolitan Police in 1947 and then as a CID member was invited in 1964 to investigate the Kray gang. James Morton, former Editor-in-Chief of the New Law Journal and the autho...(+)
James Morton
James Morton, a former barrister, is the author of Lola Montez. His co-author and partner, Hilary Bateson, has been researching cons and conmen for many years. They live in North London.