The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson

Leader of the Dirty Tricks Gang: A True Story
The Life Crimes and Hard Times of Ricky Atkinson
Richard Atkinson with Joe Fiorito
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• Biography & Autobiography
• Culture
• History
• Leadership
• Money
• Politics
• Amazon: 3.5 / 5
• Goodreads: 4.5 / 5

Our thoughts on this book

Daniel R. Libby
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The life story of Ricky Atkinson delves into political radicalism, gang culture, racial prejudice, boxing, make-up, bank robberies, the court system and prisons. Ricky becomes a solid rounder and leader of the notorious Dirty Tricks Gang. Running game and scheming big. After half a life in jail, Ricky turns around to guiding youth away from making the same mistakes.

It’s an action-packed page turner, told with humor and brutal honesty, even including some business tips for executives. Good reading for gaining a better understanding of how gangsters come up bitter. Two of the most amazing things about this book are that it’s true and that most of it happened around downtown Toronto.