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    New York Times best-selling author T. J. English, the acclaimed master chronicler of the Irish Mob in America, offers a front row seat at the trial of one of the most notorious gangsters of all - Whitey Bulger - and pulls back the veil to expose a breathtaking history of corruption and malfeasance.

    Whitey Bulger was, following the death of Osama bin Laden, the number-one fugitive on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list; he remained at large for 16 years. One of the most prominent mobsters in Boston's criminal underworld from the 1970s until his disappearance in 1995, Bulger was sometimes romanticized as a Robin Hood-esque thief and protector who looked out for his South Boston neighborhood.

    But the truth was much more complicated - and infinitely more sordid - as his trial on racketeering charges revealed in alarming detail. Throughout the era in which Bulger was a crime boss, he was also a top echelon informant (TE) for the FBI, supposedly helping prosecutors make organized crime cases against the mafia by feeding them information that could win them convictions in court. His relationship with the criminal justice system - an arrangement he inherited from a previous generation of gangsters and corrupt lawmen - represents the hidden horror of the Bulger story and the battleground on which prosecutors and defense lawyers clashed at his trial.

    There have been other books on Bulger, but none like this. T. J. English - author of Paddy Whacked, the definitive history of the Irish mob - was present every day of the proceedings, and in Where the Bodies Were Buried gives us not just an account of the trial but also a deeply sourced, disturbing portrait of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that ruled Boston and much of New England from the 1970s forward.

    ©2015 T. J. English (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    • Hugh F
    • 28/09/2015

    The post-trial story of the Bulger legacy

    This was an interesting take on the story of the notorious South Boston crime lord, James "Whitey" Bulger. The author documents the trial of Bulger and his crimes using actual court transcripts and first hand interviews with key Bulger associates, former federal agents and members of the victims families. The book takes a hard look at the people in positions of power in the FBI who allowed Bulger to operate and commit horrific crimes, even to the extent of aiding and abetting murder. While Bulger was found guilty of 31 counts, the individuals who protected him in the FBI, save for one agent, John Connelly, were able to wash their hands of him in the end with no consequences. Worth a listen!

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    • Daniel Mosca
    • 22/10/2018

    fantastic

    hard to believe the corruption is still there today. This is something that needs to be cleaned up on an overall! We cannot have our governors and police departments in FBI breaking the laws truly eye-opening book

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    • L. B. Rouse
    • 09/11/2015

    Informative-- Bolger and the FBI's participation!

    I enjoy books about true crime/historical & famous trials-- trial lawyers would enjoy reading the account of this trial, witness-by-witness. The FBI's participation and outright complacency is shocking as they could have saves many lives. I wonder how much of such activities go on today... reminds me of the dreadful Iran-Contra affair by the Reagan admnistration.

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    • Taylor Appel
    • 01/02/2021

    unbelievable book

    Tj English crushed this one. So much detail and moving parts. Its really makes you wonder, if a guy like Whitey can do so much harm with the backing he had from the FBI and government... imagine what politicians can do.

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    • Tim
    • 29/01/2021

    Oh Whitey

    Great book about the myths that surround Whitey Bulger and those around him. Fantastic narration, fantastic story, highly recommend!

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    • Giovanni
    • 15/10/2020

    Not enough Bulger

    This was a well documented court case and backstory, however, there was not enough "Bulger" in it, instead you get an entire book on the background into the people who testified against Bulger.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 19/08/2019

    Fantastic!

    TJ English is a fantastic author, and this book is no exception. The fact that he got to know many participants in the story so well and obtained many personal insights, makes this book so great. I knew a lot about Whitey Bulger before listening to this, but still heard lots of details for the first time. If you love true crime stories, you won't be disappointed!

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 16/05/2019

    Great Narration

    Excellent story- TJ English is fantastic writing about the Mic Mafia. Nothing lower than Boston hoodlums ... but the Irish with their whining about "Irish need not apply" for a hundred years and their 100% rat quotient
    and their stupidity accepting Bulger for 30 years of activity with the Feds and not picking it up?!??????!??......Any other ethnic criminal gang would have picked up that Bulger was a rat in a week. Ironic that he died at the hands of a real gangster..a mafiosa

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    • Darren J. Bowyer
    • 17/04/2016

    Amazing story. Narration not my style!

    Incredible revelations in this book. Some amazing facts and insights. A well researched and written account but the narrator read it like a newscaster which made it soulless and kind of ruined it for me. If you can get over that this is a great true crime story.

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    • Patrick J. Lynch
    • 09/01/2016

    Boston Corruption Exposed

    TJ English interviews and exposes crimes and murders if a large cast of characters. The corruption of the FBI in Boston and Washington as well as criminal behavior of the Boston prosecutors office. The trial coverage of Murderer Whitey Bulger is very interesting and story and Narration were great!

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