The riveting New York Times bestseller by award-winning columnist Howie Carr--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture. For years their familiar story was of two siblings who took different paths out of South Boston: William "Billy" Bulger, former president of the Massachusetts State Senate; and his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, a vicious criminal who became the FBI's second most-wanted man after Osama Bin Laden. While Billy cavorted with the state's blue bloods to become a powerful political force, Whitey blazed a murderous trail to the top rung of organized crime. Now, in this compelling narrative, Carr uncovers a sinister world of FBI turncoats, alliances between various branches of organized crime, St. Patrick's Day shenanigans, political infighting, and the complex relationship between two brothers who were at one time kings. As the film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger, hits theaters, take a deeper dive into the story of the Bulgers, and their fifty-year reign over Boston with Howie Carr's THE BROTHERS BULGER.
Author: George Howe Colt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores the author's quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs, and the Marxes.
Author: Kevin Cullen
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Political Science
Die Geschichte des letzten Mafia-Paten So spannend wie Die Sopranos Früh übt sich, wer Großes erreichen will. So auch James "Whitey" Bulger, einer der größten Verbrecher unserer Gegenwart. Bereits als Jugendlicher wird der Sohn irischer Einwanderer straffällig. Er landet nach einem Bankraub auf der legendären Gefängnisinsel Alcatraz vor San Francisco. Doch die erhoffte Resozialisierung tritt nicht ein – stattdessen nutzt Whitey, zurück in Freiheit, seine hervorragenden Kontakte zu nicht ganz lupenreinen Zwecken: Mit einem Bruder in einflussreichen politischen Positionen und dem FBI-Chef als ehemaligem Nachbarn agiert Bulger offiziell als Informant für das FBI und baut zugleich ein amerikaweites Verbrechernetzwerk auf. 19-facher Mord, Erpressung, Drogenhandel, Geldwäsche – kaum ein Bereich, in dem Whitey sich nicht hervortut. Bevor die Blase platzt, warnen ihn FBI-Freunde – natürlich rechtzeitig –, und eine 16 Jahre dauernde, nervenaufreibende Jagd auf den Flüchtigen beginnt, die erst 2011 mit der erfolgreichen Verhaftung endet. 2013 wurde Bulger von einem US-Gericht zu zweimal lebenslänglich verurteilt. Die faszinierende Geschichte des Mannes, der ganz Amerika in Atem hielt.
America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in. In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growning up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Sunny, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.
Author: William M. Connolly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-06-15
CHARACTER ASSASSINS is a brief history of the consequences of bearing false witness. It tells how toxic talk has led to shunning, witch hunts, persecuti ons, false prosecuti ons, executi ons, pogroms, famines, wars and genocides. From small acorns great oaks grow, and from small lies come poisonous fruits: ruined reputati ons, divided neighborhoods, class hatreds, clan violence, ethnic cleansings and blood libels, preludes to the twenti eth centurys worst horrors. The book criti cally examines various contemporary events. It details intellectual rot and corrupti on in Massachusett s federal and state courts, prosecutors offi ces and law schools. It pinpoints deep seated biases, spin and false reporti ng in Bostons newspapers and radio talks shows. It proves Howie Carrs books are litt ered with falsehoods. It singles out Carr and Dershowitz as examples of chronic character assassins. Lies, ruin, disease, Into wounds like these, Let the truth sti ng! David Gray
Author: Donna L. Halper
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2011-02-21
Genre: Performing Arts
Boston’s radio history begins with pioneering station 1XE/WGI, one of America’s first radio stations, and includes the first station to receive a commercial license, WBZ; the first FM radio network, W1XOJ and W1XER; and one of the first news networks, the Yankee News Service. Nationally known bandleaders like Joe Rines and Jacques Renard were first heard on Boston radio, as was one of the first weathercasters, E. B. Rideout. The city has been home to a number of legendary announcers, such as Bob and Ray, Arnie Ginsburg, Dick Summer, Dale Dorman, and Charles Laquidara; talk show giants like Jerry Williams and David Brudnoy; and sports talkers like Eddie Andelman and Glenn Ordway. Many Boston radio personalities, such as Curt Gowdy, “Big Brother” Bob Emery, Don Kent, and Louise Morgan, found fame on television but first established themselves on Boston’s airwaves. Since 1920, Boston radio has remained vibrant, proving that live and local stations are as important as ever.
Author: T. J. English
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: True Crime
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. 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. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures—while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder. Our greatest chronicler of the Irish mob in America, T. J. English covered the trial at close range—by day in the courtroom, but also, on nights and weekends, interviewing Bulger’s associates as well as lawyers, former federal agents, and even members of the jury in the backyards and barrooms of Whitey’s world. 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. English offers an authoritative look at Bulger’s own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, and illuminates how gangsterism, politics, 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.
Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of gangster Johnny Martorano in Hitman. For two decades Martorano struck fear into anyone even remotely connected to his world. His partnership with Whitey Bulger and the infamous Winter Hill Gang led to twenty mob murders—for which Johnny would serve twelve years in prison. Carr also looks at the politicians and FBI agents who aided Johnny and Whitey, and at the flamboyant city of Boston which Martorano so ruthlessly ruled. A plethora of paradoxes, Johnny Martorano was Mr. Mom by day and man-about-town by night. Surrounded by fast-living politicians, sports celebrities, and show biz entertainers, Johnny was charismatically colorful—as charming as he was frightening. After all, he was, in the end...a hitman. The paperback edition of Howie Carr's riveting true-crime story includes a new epilogue detailing Whitey Bulger's dramatic June 2011 capture.. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
An important story for our era: How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants, and the nightmare that resulted. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on thirty federal counts. Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven’t learned is why. Why did the American Dream go so wrong for two immigrants? How did such a nightmare come to pass? Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talents to tell the full story. An immigrant herself, who came to the Boston area with her family as a teenager, she returned to the former Soviet Union in her early twenties and covered firsthand the transformations that were wracking her homeland and its neighboring regions. It is there that the history of the Tsarnaev brothers truly begins, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era. Gessen follows the family in their futile attempts to make a life for themselves in one war-torn locale after another and then, as new émigrés, in the looking-glass, utterly disorienting world of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the brothers, incubating a deadly sense of mission. And she traces how such a split in identity can fuel the metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with feet on American soil but sense of self elsewhere. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: William Connolly
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-11-22
CHARACTER ASSASSINS II re-examines controversial historical events and takes a fresh look at contemporary issues. It is highly critical of the federal government, the Justice Department and courts throughout America. It rebukes prominent public fi gures in law and the media. Essentially, the book is a brief history of the consequences of bearing false witness. It tells how “toxic talk” has led to shunning, branding, witch hunts, persecutions, prosecutions, executions, pogroms, famines, wars and genocides. From small acorns great oaks grow, and from small lies come poisonous fruits: ruined reputations, divided neighborhoods, class hatreds, clan violence, ethnic cleansings and blood libels, preludes to the twentieth century’s worst horrors. The book critically examines local, national and foreign events. It shows how the press, the courts and government offi cials contort the facts, twist the truth and subvert the Constitution of the United States for political gain, ideological advantage or more simply and crassly to settle old scores from old political feuds or personal vendettas. It all begins with a slur or an insult, then the retort, then the tit for tat and the poisonous chit chat, then the false witness and rumors that spread like wildfi re, then “an eye for an eye” the stepped upon step up, and strike back, and, as the worm turns, the backbiting and stone throwing spiral out of control, and that inevitably leads to the singling out of “the other” or of “different” people, who are subjected in due course to derision, scorn, retribution, persecution and punishment. It compares the Dreyfus case to the Connolly case, and proves how slander and libel can lead to wrongful, highly destructive prosecutions of innocent men and women.
True Crime: Gangsters For half a century, the American Mafia outwitted, outmaneuvered, and outgunned the FBI and other police agencies, wreaking unparalleled damages to America's social fabric and business enterprises while emerging as the nation's most formidable crime empire. This book amazes you with all the thrilling details. All the stories, incidents described are 100% real.
Author: Philip Mosley
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Performing Arts
The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have established an international reputation for their emotionally powerful realist cinema. Inspired by their home turf of Liège-Seraing, a former industrial hub of French-speaking southern Belgium, they have crafted a series of fiction films that blends acute observation of life on the social margins with moral fables for the postmodern age. This volume analyses the brothers' career from their leftist video documentaries of the 1970s and 1980s through their debut as directors of fiction films in the late 1980s and early 1990s to their six major achievements from The Promise (1996) to The Kid with a Bike (2011), an oeuvre that includes two Golden Palms at the Cannes film festival, for Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005). It argues that the ethical dimension of the Dardennes' work complements rather than precludes their sustained expression of a fundamental political sensibility.
Author: Stephen Kinzer
Release Date: 2013-10-01
A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013
Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers, New York Times bestselling author and radio sensation Howie Carr delivers Hard Knocks-a hard-hitting tale of survival, betrayal, deceit, and murder...in other words, a fictional odyssey through the last thirty years of crime in Boston. Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-Boston cop, is trying to make ends meet as a private investigator. When a client is killed, execution style, Reilly finds himself in a whole world of pain. Someone wants him dead-but why? To find out, Reilly must weed through thirty years of duplicity, corruption, and killing...a web of politicians dirtier than mobsters and criminals nobler than senators. He needs to uncover the dangerous truth behind the bribery, blood, and backdoor deals that define the highest levels of both organized crime and State House politics-before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.