Running with the Firm: My Double Life as an Undercover Hooligan

3.8 avg rating
( 427 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780091951528: Running with the Firm: My Double Life as an Undercover Hooligan

"Of course I'm a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan...there I've said it...I'm a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that's my f**king job." In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the "generals" of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game.The film was so shocking it was hard to believe the mindless events that took place could ever happen in the real world. Well, believe it now... Almost twenty years on, the man behind the film has explosively revealed that the script was largely a true story. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious young copper. The football club was Millwall F.C., and the gang that he infiltrated was The Bushwackers, among the most brutal and fearless in English football. In Running with the Firm, Bannon shares his intense and dangerous journey into the underworld of football hooliganism where sickening levels of violence prevail over anything else. He introduces you to the hardest thugs from football’s most notorious gangs, tells all about the secret and almost comical police operations that were meant to bring them down, and, how once you’re on the inside, getting out from the mob proves to be the biggest mission of all. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

James Bannon worked for five years with the Metropolitan Police, spending a large amount of time as an undercover police officer, before becoming an actor, comedian, property developer, and proprietor of his own commercial airline.

Review:

"A must-read for fans" -- Natasha Harding * The Sun * "Brutal and searingly honest" * Sunday Express * "An entertaining and interesting first-hand account of a key point in British football history" * FootyMatters.com * "An amazing account of football hooliganism in its height and a brilliant read" * sportsvibe.co.uk * "Rather interesting book" -- Libby Purves * BBC Radio 4, Midweek *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Bannon
Published by Ebury Press 2014-06-05 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press 2014-06-05, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05105814

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bannon, James
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TT-9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bannon, James
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James Bannon
Published by Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. Of course I m a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan.there I ve said it.I m a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that s my f**king job. In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the `generals of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game. The film was so shocking it was hard to believe the mindless events that took place could ever happen in the real world. Well, believe it now. Almost twenty years on, the man behind the film has explosively revealed that the script was largely a true story. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious undercover cop. The football club was Millwall F.C. and the gang that he infiltrated was The Bushwackers, among the most brutal and fearless in English football. In Running with the Firm, Bannon shares his intense and dangerous journey into the underworld of football hooliganism where sickening levels of violence prevail over anything else. He introduces you to the hardest thugs from football s most notorious gangs, tells all about the secret and almost comical police operations that were meant to bring them down, and, how once you re on the inside, getting out from the mob proves to be the biggest mission of all. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bannon, James
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0091951526

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Bannon
Published by Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Of course I m a f**king hooligan, you pr**k. I am a hooligan.there I ve said it.I m a hooligan. And, do you know why? Because that s my f**king job. In 1995, a film called I.D., about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the `generals of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game. The film was so shocking it was hard to believe the mindless events that took place could ever happen in the real world. Well, believe it now. Almost twenty years on, the man behind the film has explosively revealed that the script was largely a true story. That man, James Bannon, was the ambitious undercover cop. The football club was Millwall F.C. and the gang that he infiltrated was The Bushwackers, among the most brutal and fearless in English football. In Running with the Firm, Bannon shares his intense and dangerous journey into the underworld of football hooliganism where sickening levels of violence prevail over anything else. He introduces you to the hardest thugs from football s most notorious gangs, tells all about the secret and almost comical police operations that were meant to bring them down, and, how once you re on the inside, getting out from the mob proves to be the biggest mission of all. A disturbing but compelling read, this is the book that proves fact really is stranger than fiction. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bannon, James
Published by Ebury Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0091951526

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bannon, James
Published by Ebury Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001728758

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bannon, James
Published by Ebury Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2014. Book Condition: New. In 1995, a film called I D, about an ambitious young copper who was sent undercover to track down the 'generals' of a football hooligan gang, achieved cult status for its sheer brutality and unsettling insight into the dark and often bloody side of the so-called beautiful game. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: BTC; JKSW1; JKVM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 238. . 2014. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

James Bannon
Published by Ebury (2014)
ISBN 10: 0091951526 ISBN 13: 9780091951528
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780091951528

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.67
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book