Where the Bodies Were Buried

Where the Bodies Were Buried

Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him

Book - 2015
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"From New York Times bestselling author T. J. English, the acknowledged master chronicler of the Irish mob in America, offers a front-row seat at the trial of the greatest Celtic gangster of them all: Whitey Bulger"--
For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger--the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger--was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures--while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder. In Where the Bodies Were Buried, T. J. English offers a startlingly revisionist account of Bulger's story--and of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that have ruled New England since the 1970s, when a fateful deal left the FBI fatally compromised. English offers an authoritative look at Bulger's own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, and illuminates how gangsterism, politics, and law enforcement have continued to be intertwined in Boston. As complex, harrowing, and human as a Scorsese film, Where the Bodies Were Buried is the last word on a reign of terror that many feared would never end
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2015
ISBN: 9780062290984
0062290983
Branch Call Number: History 364.109 Eng

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