Paddy Whacked (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 480 pages
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Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling 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 untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest New York and New Orleans street wars through decades of bootlegging scams, union strikes, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a riveting tour de force that restores the Irish American gangster to his rightful preeminent place in our criminal history -- and penetrates to the heart of the American experience.

  

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Review: Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

A well research work on an interesting subject. Still, the author never seemed to elevate the work above the level of a dry litany portraying a pantheon of Irish gangsters. Read full review

Review: Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

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Contents

introduction
PART One
CHAPTER One
CHAPTER Two
CHAPTER Three
CHAPTER Four
CHAPTER Five
CHAPTER Six
CHAPTER Eleven
CHAPTER Twelve
CHAPTER Thirteen
CHAPTER Fourteen
epilogue
sources
acknowledgments
searchable terms

CHAPTER Seven
PART two
CHAPTER Eight
CHAPTER Nine
CHAPTER Ten
About the Author
Praisefor Paddy Whacked
Copyright
About the Publisher

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About the author (2009)

T.J. English is the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne, Paddy Whacked, The Westies, and Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. His screenwriting credits include TV episodes of NYPD Blue and Homicide, for which he was awarded the Humanitas Prize. He lives in New York City.

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