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Referred to by a leading barrister as "the most complete criminal in the nation's history", Robert Bertram (Bertie) Kidd has been feared, respected and emulated by the toughest figures in the Australian underworld for almost half a century, thanks to exploits ranging from safe-breaking, race fixing and racketeering to counterfeiting, bullion robberies and even skyjacking. Senior police officers suspect him of several baffling unsolved felonies, and he has survived more than than thirty years in some of Australia's most violent prisons. Yet unless you are involved in criminal enterprises, law enforcement or correctional services, you've probably never heard of him.
Kidd briefly made news headlines in 2015, when the Australian government decided that upon his scheduled release from prison in August of that year he would be extradited back to his birthplace, England - a country he hadn't seen for sixty-five years. His eventually successful battle against deportation prompted Kidd to reassess his life, and this remarkable and enthralling three-volume chronicle of his rise to the pinnacle of criminal royalty is the result.
There are multiple stories about this character depicted in dozens of books and newspaper clippings, however the majority are flawed. This is his story and represents his life as he sees it.
Book details and technical specifications
Format: Paperback / softback
Published: October 2019
Number of pages: 326
Width: 153 mm
Height: 230 mm
Depth: 24 mm
Publisher: Fin Press Pty Ltd