Black Eyes and Blue Blood: The Amazing Life and Times of Gangster ‘Scouse’ Norman Johnson

Michael O'Rourke, Norman Johnson

Black Eyes and Blue Blood: The Amazing Life and Times of Gangster 'Scouse' Norman Johnson
  • Format
  • Publisher
  • Country
  • Published
  • Pages
  • ISBN

Black Eyes and Blue Blood: The Amazing Life and Times of Gangster ‘Scouse’ Norman Johnson

Michael O'Rourke, Norman Johnson

The names of infamous crooks such as the Richardsons, Frankie Fraser and the Krays are all indelibly linked with the London gangland scene of the 1950s and ‘60s. One man who stayed under the radar, however, was 'Scouse’ Norman Johnson, whose fearless approach to any problem that came his way quickly earned him the respect of his criminal contemporaries. In this amazing autobiography, Johnson documents the many twists and turns that his life has taken, including his foray into London’s gangland in the early ‘50s, after spending his formative years in Liverpool; his acceptance into the fold of one of the top New York Mafia crime families upon relocating there in the 1980s; and his intense affair with an Omani princess, possibly the only time that the heavily protected sanctuary of a Middle Eastern royal has been infiltrated by a Westerner. Black Eyes and Blue Blood offers a fascinating insight into the underworld on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond over the four decades that Johnson ducked and dived, mixing with some of the world’s best-known gangsters, sportsmen and showbiz personalities, including Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMotta, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones, along the way.

This item is not currently in-stock, but it’s available to order online.

Please note, our stock data is updated overnight, and availability may change throughout the day. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sign in or become a Readings Member to add this title to a wishlist.