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  • Published: 18 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473503854
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Whitey




From the writers of Black Mass, now a major film starring Johnny Depps, comes the definite biography of the mob boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees

From the bestselling writers of Black Mass, now a major film, comes the definitive biography of Whitey Bulger – the most brutal modern day mafia boss since Gotti.

Drawing on previously classified material, Whitey tells the story of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the crime boss, psychopath and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. From his childhood on the streets of South Boston and his cell in Alcatraz in the 1950s, to the corrupt pact with the FBI and the fifteen years he hid in plain sight as one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, Whitey is the story of corruption, greed and an insatiable hunger for power and control. A sadistic crime boss who liked to get his hands dirty even at the top, this explosive biography creates a portrait of a monster, and one of the most successful organised crime careers of all time.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473503854
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Authors

Dick Lehr

Dick Lehr is a professor of journalism at Boston University and a former reporter at the Boston Globe. He is the author of several books, including the national bestseller and Edgar Award-winning Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal.

Gerard O'Neill

GERARD O'NEILL has won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism as well as many other national journalism awards. He was the longtime editor of the Boston Globe's award-winning investigative team. He co-authored Black Mass and also, with Lehr, The Underboss, as well as Rogues and Redeemers, a political history of the Boston Irish focusing on the city's most famous mayors.


Praise for Whitey

“Whitey is almost certainly the best book that will ever be written about him”

The Irish Times


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