And this collection, culled from his career in journalism and supported by new material, shows English at his best. In addition to the numerous pieces about Whitey, he reports stories about gangsters and organized crime from New York City to Jamaica to Hong Kong and Mexico. Captured after sixteen years in hiding, he now sits in a maximum security prison awaiting trial on racketeering charges and nineteen counts of murder.
Whitey's Payback: And Other True Stories: Gangsterism, Murder, Corruption, and Revenge - T. English has been writing about men like Bulger for more than two decades. When he went on the lam in 1995, the kingpin’s legend grew to rival that of Al Capone. As a polished, sophisticated psychopath—who also happened to be a secret FBI informant—his reign of power in Boston lasted for more than twenty years.
J. Be they about old school mobsters, or modern-day narcotraficantes wreaking havoc on the US–Mexico border, corrupt federal agents, English tells these stories with depth and insight.
Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American GangsterWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. 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.
English brings to life nearly two centuries of irish american gangsterism, troubled vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend.
Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster - J. In paddy whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T.
I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy HoffaSteerforth - Eventually sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U. S. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Soon to be a netflix film directed by martin scorsese, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, starring Robert De Niro, and written by Steven Zaillian.
Updated with a 57-page conclusion by the author that features new, independent corroboration of Frank Sheeran's revelations about the killing of Jimmy Hoffa, the killing of Joey Gallo and the murder of JFK, along with stories that could not be told before. I heard you paint houses" are he first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran.
I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa - Steerforth Pr. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. Sheeran learned to kill in the U. S. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. To paint a house is to kill a man. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders including those of Joey Gallo and JFK, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history.
Charles brandt has written a page-turner that has become a true crime classic.
Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian GangWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Throughout the late eighties and nineties, a gang of young Asian refugees cut a bloody swath through New York's Chinatown. Soldiers: "Born to Kill. For a decade their empire was unassailable, ruthlessness, built on a foundation of fear, and unimaginable brutality—until one courageous gang brother helped bring it down from the inside.
Banding together under the leadership of a megalomaniacal young psychopath, David Thai, they took their name from a slogan they had seen on helicopters and the helmets of U. S. They were the lost children of the Vietnam War, severed from their families by violence and cast adrift in a strange land. Steerforth Pr.
The Westies: Inside New York's Irish MobSt. Martin's Griffin - Griffin. Steerforth Pr. From T. English, the new york times bestselling author of the corporation: an epic story of the Cuban American Underworld, The Westies: Inside New York’s Irish Mob is the true account of the vicious gang that ruled Hell’s Kitchen from the 1960s through the 1980s. Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared.
Starting with a partnership between two sadistic thugs, Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone, the gang rose out of the inferno of Hell’s Kitchen, a decaying tenderloin slice of New York City’s West Side. J. Upping the ante on depravity, their specialty was execution by dismemberment. They became the most notorious gang in the history of organized crime, loan sharking, numbers running, excelling in extortion, and drug peddling.
The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob - Though never numbering more than a dozen members, their reign lasted for almost twenty years―until their own violent natures got the best of them, precipitating a downfall that would become as infamous as their ascension into the annals of crime. This revised and updated chronicle of the Westies served as the basis of the crime film State of Grace, Ed Harris, starring Sean Penn, and Gary Oldman.
Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish MobWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - With one on the run and one in jail for life, it falls on me. When the feds finally got me, I was faced with something Jimmy would have killed me for—cooperating with the authorities. I went away for five and a half years. I was brutally honest on the witness stand, and this book is brutally honest, too; the brutal truth that was never before told.
And if someone ratted us out, we killed him. We took what we wanted. I grew up in the old colony housing project in South Boston and became partners with James "Whitey" Bulger, who I always called Jimmy. Jimmy and I, we were unstoppable. We were not nice guys. I found out that jimmy had been an FBI informant in 1999, and my life was never the same.
Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob - How could it? Only three people could tell the true story. Griffin. We made millions. Steerforth Pr. And we made people disappear—permanently. I pled guilty to twenty-nine counts, including five murders.
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the RevolutionWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - HarperTorch. In the 1950s, the mob—with the corrupt, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket—owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore.
But mob dreams collided with those of fidel castro, che Guevara, and others who would lead an uprising of the country's disenfranchised against Batista's hated government and its foreign partners—an epic cultural battle that bestselling author T. Steerforth Pr. To underworld kingpins meyer lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years.
Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution - English captures here in all its sexy, decadent, ugly glory. Griffin. J.
Gotti: Rise and FallBerkley - By using fbi tapes and a host of sources on both sides of the law, true, star organized crime reporters Jerry Capeci and Gene Mustain tell the whole, uncensored story of John Gotti. He was the most famous and infamous mobster since Al Capone: the handsome, expensively groomed Godfather who beat rap after rap to become a folk hero to the masses and a nightmare to the forces of law and order.
New american Library. He was also a vicious killer, lies, whose rise to the head of America’s most powerful crime family was marked by corpses, a Machiavellian master of intrigue and double cross, a ruthless manipulator, and an ardent womanizer, and betrayals. Griffin. Steerforth Pr. With scores of fearfully fascinating characters, brutal vignettes of life and death inside the Cosa Nostra, tense courtroom dramas, and ominous answers to the question of how much power Gotti still wields, this is a great gangster story and the definitive account of John Gotti’s rise and fall.
Gotti: Rise and Fall - HarperTorch.
Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made HimWilliam Morrow - In where the bodies were buried, he offers a startlingly revisionist account of Bulger’s story—and of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that have ruled New England since the 1970s, when a fateful deal left the FBI fatally compromised. J. Steerforth Pr.
. English offers an authoritative look at bulger’s own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, politics, and illuminates how gangsterism, and law enforcement have continued to be intertwined in Boston. As complex, harrowing, and human as a Scorsese film, Where the Bodies Were Buried is the last word on a reign of terror that many feared would never end.
HarperTorch. English covered the trial at close range—by day in the courtroom, on nights and weekends, interviewing Bulger’s associates as well as lawyers, but also, former federal agents, and even members of the jury in the backyards and barrooms of Whitey’s world. Griffin. The new york times bestselling author of the westies and paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime—and law enforcement—that made him the defining Irish American gangster.
Where the Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him - For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger—the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger—was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. Then, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, in 2011, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder.
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the EdgeWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - English has the mastered the hybrid narrative art form of social history and underworld thriller. HarperTorch. T. J. Griffin. The savage city is a truly gripping read filled with unexpected twists and turns. Douglas brinkley, author of The Great DelugeIn The Savage City, T. J. New american Library. Used book in Good Condition.
English, author of the new york times bestselling blockbuster Havana Nocturne, takes readers back to a frightening place in a dark time of violence and urban chaos: New York City in the 1960s and early ’70s. As he did in his acclaimed true crime masterwork, murder, and an innocent young african american man framed by the NYPD for a series of crimes, a militant Black Panther, The Westies, and a generation on the edge—as he interweaves the real-life sagas of a corrupt cop, English focuses on the rot on the Big Apple in this stunning tale of race, including a brutal and sensational double murder.
The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge - Steerforth Pr.
The Rise And Fall Of A 'Casino' Mobster: The Tony Spilotro Story Through A Hitman's EyesWildBlue Press - Steerforth Pr. But tony’s quest for power and lack of self-control with women cost the Mob its control of Vegas; and Tony paid for it with his life. The “little guy” built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta helped him do it. A feared enforcer, the bosses knew Tony would do whatever it took to protect their interests.
Griffin. HarperTorch. New american Library. The true story behind the hit film 'casino' from an ‘Enforcer’ Who Lived ItTony Spilotro was the Mob’s man in Las Vegas. Used book in Good Condition.