Whitey Bulger

Whitey Bulger

America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

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"This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger…a masterwork of reporting." —Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Wrong Side of Goodbye

A New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Boston Globe Bestseller

An instant classic, this unforgettable narrative, rich with family ties and intrigue, follows the astonishing career of a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction. Cullen and Murphy have broken more Bulger stories than anyone, and Whitey Bulger became front-page news, revealing the mobster's secret letters written from Plymouth Jail after the sixteen-year manhunt that led to his capture and offering unparalleled insight into his contradictions and complex personality. The afterword covering the results of the dramatic and emotional trial provides a riveting denouement to this "eminently fair and thorough telling of a life, which makes it all the more damning" (Boston Globe).



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A pair of award-winning Boston Globe reporters describe the crime career of the infamous gangster who masterminded a protection racket against drug lords, ran illegal gambling operations and served as an FBI informant until he went into hiding for sixteen years.

Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780393240917
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SEBoiko
May 28, 2013

Connolly insisted to other agents, and even to his supervisors, Morris and Ring, that Whitey and Flemmi were to be treated not as criminals but, as he put it, associates.

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SEBoiko
May 28, 2013

The war against organized crime in Boston was reaching its climax; and through it all, the FBI and the state police were at war with each other.

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SEBoiko
May 21, 2013

Whitey was able to cement his power precisely because the FBI considered the Mafia the only worth while organized crime target for law enforcement.

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SEBoiko
May 21, 2013

For the FBI, Whitey Bulger the fugitive was Public Embarrassment Number One.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

How could he and Whitey be guilty of the crimes the federal government had charged them with? They had committed those crimes with the permission of the FBI.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

As the clerk magistrate of Boston Juvenile Court, Jack Bulger was a sworn officer or the court. But he didn't hesitate to break the law to help his fugitive brother.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

But Bill Bulger's loyalty to his brother trumped any obligation he might have felt to either the FBI or the public good in general.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

The FBI had been "looking" for John Martorano for sixteen years. The Massachusetts State Police found him in less than a day.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

Bulger loyalists, many owing their jobs to Bill Bulger, clung to the myth that Whitey made their streets safer.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

The resulting propaganda, showing the IRA in bed with Boston criminals, could be much more damaging then losing seven tons of weapons.

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StarGladiator
Jun 16, 2017

Pretty good read - - and explains much. The acting US Attorney in Boston when all this was going down was none other than Robert Mueller III, the same dude who was chief of the crime division at the DoJ during the George H.W. Bush administration, and successfully interdicted the investigation of any BCCI connections to the White House. So Mueller was in Boston when four men were wrongfully jailed for murders committed by Bulger and his bunch, and would later be exonerated and awarded $100 million by a federal court.
And this dude, Mueller, has been recently appointed the special prosecutor?!?!?!?
Mueller needs to be seriously investigated . . .

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binational
Jun 19, 2013

Reads like a novel. The FBI's role in aiding and abetting this serial murderer is a tale of shame that continues to unravel to this day. The FBI is trying to cast this as a case of "one bad apple," but the corruption extended not just to the agent linked to Bulger, but to the Boston bureau chief and others. Only by the FBI accepting - or being forced to accept - full responsibility, will there be any effective deterrent to further corruption. Powerful police agencies need to be accountable.

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taprootpdx
Mar 01, 2013

Steve Flemmi; (Bulger's companion and also a murderer) I knew him in grade school in Boston (Roxbury)
he was never a bully in my experience, but no one messed with Steve; I lost track of him after the 8th grade. He was very handsome, and the girls and teachers were mad about him.
He is one of those people that I
would not have expected to end up this way. He did me a favor once, saved me from getting beat up badly. I thought his name was Flemming, not Flemmi, but it's the same person.
John McWilliams

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