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*Whitey: the Life of America's Most Not - 13 edition

*Whitey: the Life of America`s Most Not (ISBN10: 0307986535; ISBN13: 9780307986535)
ISBN13: 978-0307986535
ISBN10: 0307986535

Summary: The definitive biography of the most brutal and sadistic crime boss since Al Capone.Whitey will dig deep into the mind of the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees-a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of fear, deadly intimidation and the deft touch of a politician who might help a family in need meet their monthly rent. But the history shows Whitey was a supreme narcissist, and everything-every interaction with family and his politician brothe
r Bill Bulger, with underworld cohorts, with law enforcement, with his South Boston neighbours, and with his victims-was always about him.South Boston, in short, was Whitey's World.Whitey will deconstruct Bulger's insatiable hunger for power and control. This biography will examine and reveal the factors and forces in his criminal education-from the streets of his boyhood Southie to his cell in Alcatraz to his cunning, corrupt pact with the FBI-that set in motion the emergence of one of the most powerful and deadly crime bosses of the twentieth century, a larger-than-life figure who, despite all the early false myths portraying him as a Robin Hood figure, is closer to Hannibal Lecter.
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Summary: The definitive biography of the most brutal and sadistic crime boss since Al Capone.Whitey will dig deep into the mind of the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees-a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of fear, deadly intimidation and the deft touch of a politician who might help a family in need meet their monthly rent. But the history shows Whitey was a supreme narcissist, and everything-every interaction with family and his politician brother Bill Bulger, with underworld cohorts, with law enforcement, with his South Boston neighbours, and with his victims-was always about him.South Boston, in short, was Whitey's World.Whitey will deconstruct Bulger's insatiable hunger for power and control. This biography will examine and reveal the factors and forces in his criminal education-from the streets of his boyhood Southie to his cell in Alcatraz to his cunning, corrupt pact with the FBI-that set in motion the emergence of one of the most powerful and deadly crime bosses of the twentieth century, a larger-than-life figure who, despite all the early false myths portraying him as a Robin Hood figure, is closer to Hannibal Lecter. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 13
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Publisher: Crown
Year Published: 2013
International: No



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