Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss

Dick Lehr


From the bestselling authors of Black Mass comes the definitive biography of Whitey Bulger, the main brutal and sadistic crime boss for the reason that Al Capone.
 
Drawing on a trove of sealed records and formerly categorized material, Whitey digs deep into the brain of James J. “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and killer who introduced the FBI to its knees. he's an American unique --a psychopath who fostered a following with a daunting mixture of terror, lethal intimidation and the deft contact of a political candidate who frequently helped a family members in desire meet their per month hire. however the historical past exhibits that regardless of the early fake myths portraying him as a Robin Hood determine, Whitey was once a superb narcissist, and everything--every interplay with relatives and his baby-kisser brother invoice Bulger, with underworld cohorts, with legislations enforcement, along with his South Boston buddies, and together with his victims--was continuously approximately him. In an Irish-American local the place loyalty has continually been rule one, the Bulger model used to be loyalty to oneself.
                 
Whitey deconstructs Bulger's insatiable starvation for strength and keep an eye on. development on their years of reporting and uncovering new Bulger family members documents, letters and felony records, Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill research and display the standards and forces that created the monster. it is a deeply rendered portrait of evil that spans approximately a century, taking Whitey from the streets of his boyhood Southie within the Nineteen Forties to his mobilephone in Alcatraz within the Nineteen Fifties to his crafty, corrupt pact with the FBI within the Seventies and, ultimately, to Santa Monica, California the place for fifteen years he used to be hiding in undeniable sight as one of many FBI's Ten so much sought after. In a life of crime and homicide that ended together with his arrest in June 2011, Whitey Bulger turned some of the most strong and lethal crime bosses of the 20th century. this can be his tale.

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