Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice -Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy

JamBulgeres “Whitey” Bulger is currently incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary, Coleman in Sumter County, Florida. The former gangster who once ruled the streets of Boston is now 86 years of age and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.   The manhunt to capture him spanned 16 years and for several of those years, he was on the FBI’s list of most wanted criminals.  His capture is one of the biggest in U.S. history and also brought down many of the people connected to him, including both known associates and family members.   His trial resulted in numerous lawsuits brought against the U.S. government for the FBI’s complicity in facilitating Bulger’s criminal enterprise.

Recently, Johnny Depp has appeared in ‘Black Mass’ a semi-biopic about the notorious Bulger.  Depp is an outstanding actor and his portrayal of Bulger is nothing short of chilling.   Hollywood is known to take certain liberties when producing films and the true story is often more interesting and far more complex.  I began to search for a book on Bulger after watching the film and picked up this New York Times bestseller by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy.  The authors have done an outstanding job of putting together this semi-biography and semi-investigative report into Bulger’s life, organization and the crimes that were committed.  This book is a great addition for movie goers who’ve seen the film and are looking for more background information on the main characters and the story line in general.   All of it is covered here, including the murders, racketeering, affairs, the FBI’s complicity, Bulger’s run from the law, his capture and conviction.  The city of Boston today is far different from the one in which Bulger made his fortune.  Most of the bars and after hour spots where criminal plans were created are gone, replaced by trendy coffee shops and other commercial establishments.   But at one time, the city was controlled by the most notorious criminal in Boston’s history.

ASIN: B00B0WHTJW

About Genyc79

Blogger, IT Admin, Nyctophile, Explorer and Brooklynite in the city that never sleeps.

Posted on October 28, 2015, in Organized Crime and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A Library In My Luggage

Travel destinations - Nomad life - Book Reviews

BOOKVENGER-44.

Honest, smart and short book reviews.

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

Lucidville

ROUND TABLE UNIVERSE - ABSTRACT DIGITAL ART/PHOTO RENDERING - PHILOSOPHICAL SHOUTS

Caitlin Jean Russell

Travel Tips, Photographs and Experiences

Divided We Fall

Navigating Politics Together

THE HISTORICAL DIARIES

LOOKING INTO THE PAST ....

Try to get it!

My thouغghts around Koraan(moslem's holy book)..

My Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Derrick Witness

To each his own

Iwriteinbooks's Blog

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ~ Virginia Woolf

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

Philosophy of Religion blog

Does God Exist? Is belief in God reasonable?

A Skeptic's World

a girl who tries to find herself through philosophy.

The City of Novels

Where the piles of books grow so high they become their own city

Book 'Em, Jan O

Ghosts, Tall Tales & Witty Haiku!

Midlife Midwife

Recovery, nursing, spirituality.....

%d bloggers like this: