Black Mass

Black Mass

Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and A Devil's Deal

Book - 2015
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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 centre of which are the black hearts of two old friends whose lives unfolded in the darkness of permanent midnight.
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781610395533
1610395530
Characteristics: xviii, 419 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : map, portraits ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Gerard
Call Number: 364.106 LEH

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Jul 10, 2019

My library is full of books on the Irish Mob. Well the mob in general, but many on the Irish mob specifically. I'm not sure if this version of the book was revised when the movie was made, but the ORIGINAL release (black and green cover, fat white font - no photo of the actor) is great if you can get your hands on it.

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rbritchie
Mar 27, 2016

Hard to fathom the level of corruption, murder, greed and deceit characterized at all levels in this book. The Massachusetts Senate, Governors, Prosecutors, Federal Agents, Cops, Gangsters and of course South Boston. Great story, great job in the movie by Johnny Depp as Whitey. book gives much more backstory than the movie but one of the few times I would say watch the movie it's almost as good as the book.

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EuSei Feb 03, 2016

Nowhere is the information that his brother is Senator William "Billy" Bulger, a Democrat. Mmmm...

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