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Paperback The Brothers Bulger : How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century Book

ISBN: 1455579769

ISBN13: 9781455579761

The Brothers Bulger : How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century

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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...

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5 ratings

Couldn't put it down

This is a very well-written book and it tells a fascinating story about not only the notorious Bulgers but the pervasive corruption in Boston. I passed my copy along to my husband and sister and they both agreed that they couldn't stop reading it. It's full of viciousness and colorful characters- what more does anyone want?

Best Irish Mob Book Ever

Extreme detail and well written. I've read all the others, not sure I'm interested in "Brutal". As you would guess, Howie knows this topic best and it shows. It's no wonder it's a best seller. If you don't want to buy it, borrow it or get it at the library.


Howie Carr has written a tell all book about the chronic corruption taking place in Massachusetts. I have to agree with one of the previous reviewers with regards to the FBI. They don't want to capture Whitey. He can probably put the whole FBI in prison. The only hero in this book is Keating who had the guts to stand up to Billy Bulger. I stay awake at night, thinking about the State cop who committed suicide after Billy Bulger ruined his life for doing his job. After reading this book and all the others about corruption,I hope Whitey, Billy ,Kevin Weeks,and Johnny Martorano rot in hell for eternity. A great read

corruption and the Boston Globe

the Boston Globe has long been a cover up machine for Boston political corruption including the Bulgers and Kennedys. It's amazing the paper continues to ignore facts expressed here and in other similar tomes. If it wasn't for people like Carr the corruption and murders would go unreported


This is the most complete verse regarding Whitey Bulger anywhere. For only that this is a #1 book. The inclusion of Billy and the circle of criminals, to include FBI agents is an extra plus and more. As I read the book I became more and more interested in Billy's dealings. It's a great inside look at political corruption, with all the names and detail. I'm on my second time through it now, I would note that there are two bookmarks in wife is also reading it too.
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