Carl Williams

Carl Williams Barwon Prison s maximum security unit April Carl Williams is beaten to death with the stem of an exercise bike by a fellow inmate And so the last moments of this convicted contract killer an

  • Title: Carl Williams
  • Author: Adam Shand
  • ISBN: 9781921901256
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Paperback
  • Barwon Prison s maximum security unit, 19 April 2010 Carl Williams is beaten to death with the stem of an exercise bike by a fellow inmate And so, the last moments of this convicted contract killer and key figure in the Melbourne underworld echoed the rest of his life violent, chilling, brutal.Bestselling author Adam Shand takes us into the world of Carl Williams, dealiBarwon Prison s maximum security unit, 19 April 2010 Carl Williams is beaten to death with the stem of an exercise bike by a fellow inmate And so, the last moments of this convicted contract killer and key figure in the Melbourne underworld echoed the rest of his life violent, chilling, brutal.Bestselling author Adam Shand takes us into the world of Carl Williams, dealing with the family background that created Carl and his brother Shane This book recreates the earlier generation when the path of the Williams family was set It deals with the class system that operated in the underworld which regarded Carl, George and Shane as nobodies It delves into how the big money in drugs destroyed the hierarchy and democratised the criminal underworld, allowing the rise and rise of Carl Williams.From Williams early forays into the drug trade, the gunshot wound to the stomach that sparked a bloody gangland war, through to the car crash fascination of his relationship with Roberta, Shand shows us the man behind the sly grin, and examines how and why he met his grisly end.

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    1. Having read an earlier book by this author on Carl Williams, I did wonder what extra insights might be offered in this latest offering, entitled simply CARL WILLIAMS. But, for this reader, there was something very interesting about the premise of this book. I've never been able to work out how or why Williams came to such a position of prominence and influence in Melbourne criminal circles. There's something that sort of makes sense about the Morans and other members of long-term criminal famili [...]

    2. When they say 'fact is stranger than fiction' surely Carl Williams' life is a great example. Melbourne was a city of vicious criminals that werein league with the most corrupt police force. This is the story of that time with Carl being the central figure. A great read and a definite argument for the decriminalisation of drugs.

    3. As always Adam Shand delivers a 5 star book. You cannot expect less from a man who has lived and breathed the ganglands stories for so long.This book answers some long held questions of who did what to whom and why, finally it feels like in death the answers have been revealed and Adam who had an friendship if you could call it that with some of the key players makes it more believable as he shares correspondence from the man himself from his jail cell and conversations and meetings in the "good [...]

    4. Was a likeable character with too much ego and acted like a child so it seems Until the reality of his life clicked into place and his mind told him its a bigger game that he thought I think throughout the book Adam Shand has given a true to life account of what williams was like, the association with authorities and the "friends" of Carl had been fruitful in proving this nd portraying his character. The character he seem himself to be, the world seen him to be and the one he was. A great read.

    5. I bought and read this book before the Mark Read one and found it equally intriguing. Shand has gone into Carl Williams' life and emerged with the story of a complicated character. Unlike some, I don't see him as being a particularly heroic character, he was a nasty piece of work. As biographies go it's pretty much complete.Shand has once again taken an objective view of Carl Williams and his associates, while not making light of his crimes, he's shown some sympathy for his upbringing. However h [...]

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