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eBook Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the Fbi, and a Devil's Deal ePub

by Gerard O'Neill,Dick Lehr

  • ISBN: 0783893310
  • Category: True Crime
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Gerard O'Neill,Dick Lehr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co (April 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 589
  • ePub book: 1667 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1971 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 635

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Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's . This book pulls us into the life of a criminal in South Boston, the Irish neighborhoods, and the Irish Mafia, the Winter Hill gang. Southie' is explored, its lure and its people.

Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss. O'Neill has won the Pulitzer, Hancock and Loeb Prizes. Lehr, a Pulitzer finalist, has also won the Hancock and Loeb awards. He currently is a professor of journalism at Boston University, where he is a codirector of an investigative reporting clinic. We meet the people who inhabit Southie and those that were part of Whitey's gang.

Since Black Mass, Lehr has authored many books.

Since Black Mass, Lehr has authored many books In June, 2009, Lehr published his first solo project, The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide published by HarperCollins, a non-fiction narrative about the police beating of Michael Cox, an officer working in plainclothes who was mistaken for a fleeing murder suspect.

Gerard O'neill, Dick Lehr. If you are from the Boston area and especially over 35 years old this book will be like a trip down memory lane with a lot of new details. I couldn't put it down and have read it twice already. If you didn't live in Boston and know about the characters you wouldn't believe some of the stories, but they are absolutely true. оставлен 3951jackie09. I am interested in the Boston under world History after serving on a strike force grand jury. Interesting history from an insider. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература.

Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the Boston FBI, and a Devil's Deal Dick Lehr,Gerard O& Недоступно для . Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss

Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill are former reporters with the Boston Globe, and co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss.

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Dick Lehr, Gerard O'neill. The seven-by-nine-foot cells had gray cement floors and walls painted a dull white. The seven-by-nine-foot cells had gray cement floors and walls painted a dull white bsentia, was chugging along in low gear.

In 1988 Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill started to write a story for the Boston Globe about the Bulger Brothers, Jimmy and Billy.

John Connoly and James Whitey Bulger grew up together on the streets. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob. ISBN. 0783893310 (ISBN13: 9780783893310). In 1988 Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill started to write a story for the Boston Globe about the Bulger Brothers, Jimmy and Billy. One was Boston’s most powerful criminal and Billy was the most powerful politician (which some might say is the same, but hey he never killed anyone, that we know of).

Explores the relationship between FBI agent John Connolly and Irish mob boss James "Whitey" Bulgar, chronicling a corrupt arrangement of information, racketeering, and murder.

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In depth look in the case of the alliance between Whitey Bulger, a notorious criminal from South Boston and the FBI. It is a pretty quick read for a bio and it is interesting to see where the idea for The Departed came. Its not light but its a good read for those interested in crime rings
Thordira Thordira
Whitey BGulger's story is fascinating, however, this book is written from a journalistic point of view and includes lots of overlapping and repeated time frames and events. I found it hard to keep track of the time line and the meat of the story. This book reads like revised newspaper articles that may have referred to events from some time ago rather than an engaging narrative. So, for me, the story got lost frequently in the snippets of information that came out in the news jumping back and forth. Factual, yes. Engaging page turner, no. Having written over 200 business cases, I understand the challenge of interviewing people post facto and then trying to assemble and tell the story.
Drelalen Drelalen
After reading "Black Mass: Whitey Bulger ..." I became more fully aware just how corruption gets a foothold: It takes TWO willing parties who are greedy for power and/or money, and it takes opportunity. The FBI was betrayed, (and then so, too, were the American people), by a couple of "I-wanna-go-up-the-ladder-of-promotion" of it's members. The cancer that was the underworld in South Boston got a "green light", and took advantage of it. The rest is history. Only the scruples of honest men stopped the mayhem, and ... eventually ... justice was served. The details between the first encounter and the last, is where the story lies. And, oh my, what a story it is. A good read, but the malignancy of corruption, I predict, will leave a foul taste in the readers mouth ... for a long time after the final page is silenced by the closing of the back cover.
Marilore Marilore
With the advent of the capture of Whitey Bulger by the FBI in June of 2011, Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill's book, "Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The Boston FBI, and a Devil's Deal' will be read by many. This is a first hand account of how Whitey Bulger, and Steve Flemmi became part of the FBI as informants, and in turn the FBI became informants for Whitey and Steve.

The story goes back to the early 70's in South Boston when Whitey was growing up and became head of the Winter Hill gang. He was always a kid in trouble, it seems and never graduated from high school. He wanted to become the 'Lord of the Rings' in his town and slowly he built a reputation via gambling, drugs, corruption, mayhem and murder. No one wanted to cross Whitey. At the same time his brother, Billy, beccame a lawyer and then a politician and the father of nine children. Billy the good child and Whitey the black cat of the family.

This book pulls us into the life of a criminal in South Boston, the Irish neighborhoods, and the Irish Mafia, the Winter Hill gang. 'Southie' is explored, its lure and its people. We meet the people who inhabit Southie and those that were part of Whitey's gang. Slowly we are introduced to the FBI, the men who developed Whitey as an informant, and who were pulled so far into the lure of Whitey's world that they came to respect and admire this criminal. We get to know John Connolly, the biggest fraud of them all. He protected Whitey at all costs, and all costs meant loss of freedom. The kind of mind and commitment needed to remain in denial about the kind of work he was doing and what he did to the FBI, itself, is incomprehensible.

We also meet the victims, none of these crimes were victimless. It is said that Whitey killed 19 people, all of them had friends and family. Many of the bodies were not found until someone gave up the secrets. We come to know some of the families and what they experienced. The lives of people in Southie were difficult and some turned to crime. The choices usually were to become a cop or a criminal.

We meet the lawyers who defend the Mafiosi and the criminals and come to know them. Mostly brilliant people, who want to do the right thing. The right thing sometimes meant laying out scenarioes that would hurt others. The lawyers, the FBI, the State Police, the DEA, the criminals and the everyday "Joes and Janes', these are the people who explore Southie.

The writing is precise and filled with accurate timelines. The writing also kept me quite absorbed. I understood the personalities of these players. One side was often pitted against the other. Substantial informnation was relayed and in such a manner that it was difficult to put this book down. This book is as relevant today as it was in the 1990's. I can only hope that Lehr and O'Neill will write a new book that follows the path of Whitey from 19995 when he went on the 'lam', until the day he was captured.

Highly Recommended. prsrob 07-03-11

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