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Title:
Black mass : Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a devil's deal
Author:
Lehr, Dick.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York : Public Affairs, 2012.
Physical Description:
xx, 417 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Summary:
John Connolly and James "Whitey" Bulger grew up together on the tough 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 Bugler into the FBI fold and John Connolly into the Bureau's big leagues. But Bulger had other plans. Told by two former Boston Globe reporters who were on the case from the beginning, this is the chilling true story of what happened between them; a dark deal that spiraled out of control, leading to drug dealing, racketeering, and murder.
Language:
English
Contents:
1975 -- South Boston -- Hard ball -- Bob 'n' weave -- Win, place, and show -- Gang of two? -- Betrayal -- Prince Street hitman -- Fine food, fine wine, dirty money -- Murder, Inc. -- Bulgertown, USA -- The Bulger Myth -- Black Mass -- Shades of Whitey -- Connolly talk -- Secrets exposed -- Fred Wyshak -- Heller's Cafe -- In for a penny, in for a pound -- The party's over.
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ISBN:
9781610391092
Format :
Book

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Now a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp

A New York Times Bestseller
A Boston Globe Bestseller
An ABA Indie Bestseller

James "Whitey" Bulger became one of the most ruthless gangsters in US history, and all because of an unholy deal he made with a childhood friend. John Connolly a rising star in the Boston FBI office, offered Bulger protection in return for helping the Feds eliminate Boston's Italian mafia. But no one offered Boston protection from Whitey Bulger, who, in a blizzard of gangland killings, took over the city's drug trade. Whitey's deal with Connolly's FBI spiraled out of control to become the biggest informant scandal in FBI history.

Black Mass is a New York Times and Boston Globe bestseller, written by two former reporters who were on the case from the beginning. It is an epic story of violence, double-cross, and corruption at the center of which are the black hearts of two old friends whose lives unfolded in the darkness of permanent midnight.


Author Notes

Dick Lehr is a former reporter for the Boston Globe (1983-2003). In 1991-1992 he was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Lehr was a Pulitzer finalist for investigative reporting. He won both the Hancock and Loeb awards. Currently, he is a professor of journalism at Boston University and codirector of an investigative reporting clinic. He and Gerald O'Neill are co-authors of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss (2013). His other works include The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston's Racial Dividemost (2010), Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War (2014), The Under Boss: The Rise and fall of a Mafia Family (1989), and Judgement Ridge: The True Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders (2003) with Mitchell Zuckoff. He lives outside Boston with his wife and four children.


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