The Guv'nor by Lenny McLean

The Guv'nor

By Lenny McLean

  • Release Date: 2003-01-15
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
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Description

THIS IS THE CLASSIC BOOK THAT STARTED AN ENTIRE GENRE – THE STORY OF THE MOST ICONIC HARDMAN OF THEM ALL.

Lenny McLean was one of the deadliest bareknuckle fighters Britain has ever seen. He had dear, powerful friends, but he also had terrible enemies. So much so that he had two bullet wounds in his back – each from a different attack. He was also stabbed repeatedly – always from behind. But Lenny was also a warm, big-hearted grizzly bear of a man, whose main weakness was an overwhelming desire to put the welfare of his mates ahead of his own well-being.

In his extraordinary autobiography, he tells of how the mafia flew him to New York to take on their greatest bareknuckle boxer in a multi-million pound illicit bout. The Mafia’s man lasted less than three minutes. When the IRA fronted up a London gang in a money-laundering scam, Lenny was brought in to intimidate the terrorists. The IRA, not surprisingly, backed off. . .

His most serious trial came when he was accused of murder. Fighting to prove his innocence against a minimum sentence of twenty-five years, Lenny never gave up – and went on to be found not guilty.

This is a tale of one man’s triumph against almost insurmountable odds, in a battle that Len fought every day for himself, and to ‘put steam on the table’ for his wife and kids.

Reviews

  • Brilliant

    5
    By Dan Gilberry
    What an interesting guy, great book
  • Mark g

    5
    By Markygreenwood
    Best book I've ever read just need them to make it into a film
  • The guv'nor

    5
    By Ajt_85
    I've got this book on hardback and on my iPad & iPhone, amazing story of how Lenny grew up and came from nothing to turn out to be the hardest man in London, great book & a great read I'd recommend this book to anyone 10 out of 10!
  • Lenny

    5
    By Ridgy2
    A hard man moulded by his childhood experiences, his surroundings and the fact that life didn't open many alternative doors to him. A great read and a great man
  • The guv'nor

    5
    By Gazt3066
    Brilliant book couldn't put it down. Once I'd read it. Definitely. Recommend it to everybody.
  • THE GUVNOR

    5
    By BELRue
    Great reading top man what a life story
  • Great book

    5
    By Robin Mercer
    Honest and funny account of Britains hardest man, couldn't put it down!
  • Truly fantastic.

    5
    By Blaster1341
    This is one of my favourite books. I've just finished reading it for the 7th time. I still can't help putting it down then thinking, 'just a few more pages' and then realising I'm another 30 pages in. Brilliant. Just wish the iPad version had the pictures like the book does.
  • Love it

    5
    By Pill shark Gilmore
    I have read this book around 15 times, and I love it! A real man with good morals. It's personally special to me as he kinda reminds me of the sort of man my farther was! A must read
  • The Guvnor

    5
    By Nipper (south wales)
    Lenny McLean is a legend! RIP big fella

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