In this gritty New York Times best-seller, the true story of a crooked deal between the FBI and the Irish Mob is exposed. By providing a penetrating look into the mean streets of mid-1970s South Boston, the author shows how two kids from the neighborhood cross paths again years later, ending in the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.
"Liked it ....for awhile"
Raised in a South Boston housing project, James "Whitey" Bulger became the most wanted fugitive of his generation. In this riveting story, rich with family ties and intrigue, award-winning Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy follow Whitey’s extraordinary criminal career - from teenage thievery to bank robberies to the building of his underworld empire and a string of brutal murders.
Martin Scorcese’s The Departed barely touched his story, but radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist, Howie Carr, takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to 20 murders for which Johnny would serve only 12 years in prison.
"My audible listening enjoyment has taken a hit"
Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified material, Whitey digs deep into the mind of James J. "Whitey" Bulger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. He is an American original - a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of terror, deadly intimidation, and the deft touch of a politician who often helped a family in need meet their monthly rent. But the history shows that despite the early false myths portraying him as a Robin Hood figure, Whitey was a supreme narcissist, and everything was always about him.
"NOT Osama bin-Laden"
For decades the FBI let James ''Whitey'' Bulger get away with murder, allowing him continued control of his criminal enterprise in exchange for information. He went on the lam in 1995, after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, 2011 followed top-ranked Osama bin Laden on the FBI'''s Ten Most Wanted List, and then was captured in Santa Monica, California weeks after Bin Laden's demise.
"Mathias Bossi is the Boss! Wow!"
The Jack Nicholson film The Departed didn't tell half of their story. A poor kid from the slums, Robert Fitzpatrick grew up to become a stellar FBI agent and challenge the country's deadliest gangsters. Relentless in his desire to catch, prosecute, and convict Whitey Bulger, Fitzpatrick fought the nation's most determined cop-gangster battle since Melvin Purvis hunted, confronted, and killed John Dillinger. In his crusade to bring Bulger to justice, Fitzpatrick faced not only Whitey but also corrupt FBI agents, along with political cronies and enablers from Boston to Washington....
Offering wonderful perspectives on dozens of unique (and likely never-to-be-seen-again) baseball personalities, Seasons in Hell recounts some of the most extreme characters ever to play the game and brings to life the no-holds-barred culture of major league baseball in the mid-'70s.
"If you followed MLB in the 70's or 80's !!!!"
Being popular in some way could be a great thing but being famous due to involvement in crimes might not be considered as great. One of the most prominent figures in the organized crime scene in Boston from the 1970s up until the mid-90s was Whitey Bulger. He was captured in 2011 and was later found to be guilty of federal racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, and a number of murders.
New York Times best-selling author T. J. English, the acclaimed master chronicler of the Irish Mob in America, offers a front row seat at the trial of one of the most notorious gangsters of all - Whitey Bulger - and pulls back the veil to expose a breathtaking history of corruption and malfeasance.
"The post-trial story of the Bulger legacy"
The anti-white racism of the political left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. In this book, David Horowitz, a former confidante of the Black Panthers, lays bare the liberal attack on "whiteness", the latest battle in the war against American democracy.
After 16 years on the lam, infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was finally captured and brought to trial - and what a trial it was: evidence of 19 gruesome murders, government secrets, FBI corruption, a dead witness, and an unbelievable tale of love.
As the biggest criminal trial since the Boston Strangler draws nearer, the public’s fascination with the life and crimes of mob boss Whitey Bulger continues to heat up. Many stories have been told about the murders Whitey and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi committed, and the tacit permission they received from the FBI.
In the wake of the November 2011 elections, the Tea Party has gone from a well-funded, media-savvy fringe group to become the new kids in Congress. Their presence is unpredictable and potentially explosive. Tea partiers Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dan Coats now sit in the Senate alongside the GOP's new poster boy, Marco Rubio. In total, some 30 Tea Party supporters won seats in Congress. Their party is evidently here to stay - but what exactly does that mean for the future of the country?
"Just Not Interesting"
This work examines the Johnny Depp movie, Black Mass. Based on the book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill, the film tells the true story of the FBI's odd relationship with Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Listen to this to find out what the movie is about, and how it was made.
John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the mid-1970s, they met again. By then Connolly was a major figure in the FBI's Boston office, and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. Connolly had an idea, a scheme that might bring Bulger into the FBI fold and Connolly into the bureau’s big leagues. But Bulger had other plans.
Peter Aguero will make you want to go back to high school in this hilarious story of the time he taught the history of the Civil War as a substitute teacher. Learn how to manage the best classroom ever in this hilarious tale performed live for RISK! at the PIT in New York, NY.
Whitey Ford pitched his entire 18-year career with the New York Yankees, and he was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. Ann Liguori caught up with the legend at the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City. In this rare interview, Ford speaks candidly about coming up from the minor leagues mid-season in 1950 - playing among legends like Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio in the middle of a 5-year championship streak for the Yankees.
In Paddy Whacked, best-selling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and seemingly untouchable Southie legend.
Listen to insightful interviews with 13 legendary baseball players as master interviewer Ann Liguori, an award-winning luminary in sports broadcasting, discusses achievement and life with baseball heroes. Ann asks baseball heroes about their careers, explores historic stats, finds out what motivates them, digs into the juicy controversies, their screw-ups and a host of other insightful issues that surround each of these record-setting baseball players.
Your favorite bar snack has a pretty weird history.