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Gang of One: One Man's Incredible Battle to Find his Missing Daughter
Gary Mulgrew

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jul 19, 2012
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781444737929
Price : 575

About the book
Shortlisted for the Political Book Awards 2013 International Affairs Book of the Year.

GANG OF ONE is the remarkable true story of one man's journey from a Glasgow orphanage to a notorious gang-infested prison in Texas. Driven by his desire to return to his son in England and haunted by the increasingly frustrating search for his missing daughter, Gary Mulgrew attempts the impossible task of surviving the prison's gang culture.

Told with wit and humanity, GANG OF ONE shows a man constantly confronted by the moral and physical challenges of prison life, where everyone is encouraged to turn their back and 'see nuthin''.

Gary's choice - to walk away and let a man die, or intervene and lose the chance to get home - makes GANG OF ONE a book as unforgettable as it is enthralling.

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Anyone who still believes that we should be sending people to American-style jails should read the description of the violent Texas prison in Gary Mulgrew's GANG OF ONE'
An absolute education...a fantastic book'
Mulgrew's combination of personal insight and dark, subversive humour makes his new, autobiographical account of jail, GANG OF ONE a really special read, a kind of prison version of, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Confirms my worst fears about American jails...the real tragedy of this book was the human tragedy'
An absolutely fascinating story... an absolutely cracking read'
Utterly engaging'
An eye-opening account of US jails...fascinating reading'
An entertaining read'
A compelling new account of two blood-splattered years spent at the hands of America's penal system'
     
Gary Mulgrew
Gary Mulgrew was born in Glasgow in 1962 and lived there until he graduated from the University of Strathclyde. He joined NatWest Bank in 1983 and worked for them in Manchester, London, Tokyo and New...(+)
Books by Gary Mulgrew
Gang of One: How I Survived Extradition and Life in a Texas Prison (PB)