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Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Exceptional book, great for mafia lovers. This book is better th

Exceptional book, great for mafia lovers. This book is better than the movie Goodfellas (based on Henry Hill's life from book Wiseguy), this book is better than fictional book The Firm (by John Grisham about law firm owned by mob), this book is better than the nonfictio...
Exceptional book, great for mafia lovers. This book is better than the movie Goodfellas (based on Henry Hill's life from book Wiseguy), this book is better than fictional book The Firm (by John Grisham about law firm owned by mob), this book is better than the nonfiction book Gaspipe about true life gangster Anthony Casso (who is currently in SUPERMAX prison). This is an incredible nonfiction, TRUE LIFE book about America's most ruthless gangster, great -- amazing nonfiction -- TRUE life book on american mafia, gangster Whitey Buldger.
Superb, exception nonfiction book, superb writing.

posted by ARTLIST on March 12, 2013

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Very interesting and informative book. It amazes me how long th

 Very interesting and informative book. It amazes me how long this man was able to get away with the inexplicable things he did.

posted by 17440812 on March 20, 2013

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    Exceptional book, great for mafia lovers. This book is better th

    Exceptional book, great for mafia lovers. This book is better than the movie Goodfellas (based on Henry Hill's life from book Wiseguy), this book is better than fictional book The Firm (by John Grisham about law firm owned by mob), this book is better than the nonfiction book Gaspipe about true life gangster Anthony Casso (who is currently in SUPERMAX prison). This is an incredible nonfiction, TRUE LIFE book about America's most ruthless gangster, great -- amazing nonfiction -- TRUE life book on american mafia, gangster Whitey Buldger.
    Superb, exception nonfiction book, superb writing.

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    Truth is stranger than fiction! I am from Boston and reading th

    Truth is stranger than fiction! I am from Boston and reading the book confirmed all the stories that were told to me via friends and family about Whitey. It was presented with great thought and truthfulness. I have read most of the other tell-all books about Whitey, but this book gives you the facts and was not written by a gangster! Job well done!



    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    Better than the Sopranos, Goodfellas, or any other mafia screen

    Better than the Sopranos, Goodfellas, or any other mafia screen animated. A very well researched, written, captivating nonfiction book, look into the world of the mafia through the eyes of USAs most notorious gangster Whitey Bulger.

    A must read for any Soprano lover, if you liked the movie Goodfellas--then you will love this book! Exceptional, 5 star book.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    Interesting read on a controversial topic. What none of these bo

    Interesting read on a controversial topic. What none of these books touch on is the extent to which some individuals not known to the public were blacklisted when Bulger fled for reasons apparently known only to the federal government. One individual was orphaned in the 1960s and when Bulger became a fugitive in 1995 that person's whole life changed for the worst. The man had his phones tapped and calling circles and more implemented. A woman with ties to escort services and the accounting firm of Kennedy,Lehane and Leonard as well as Rocco Solimeno's business partner (of the Caravan Club in Revere,Mass.) began wreaking emotional and other sabotage on the man's life. This woman hailed from a family who had a 'family psychiatrist' who happened to be a forensic psychiatrist and which psychiatrist tried to have the man wrongfully committed. Events of the time were forwarded to Cornelius Leonard and Bill Strader of the Dept. of Justice. Rocco Solimeno's business partner had ties to FBI agent Connelly through in-law connections at Boston Edison. Every effort was made to discredit the man and to portray him as mentally ill. The man's medical records at Tufts from the 1970s disappeared. It appears that the FBI agents in Masschusetts went on the rampage when Bulger escaped.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    This is the KING of all mafia, true crime books. Both authors a

    This is the KING of all mafia, true crime books. Both authors are excellent at their craft, providing excellent research, brand new perspective on life inside mafia, east coast-USA crime world.

    Hope they make a movie out of this book, however the book would still be better! Best book I have read in ten years.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    #1 true crime book ever written. Very well researched, crafted,

    #1 true crime book ever written. Very well researched, crafted, well written. This book is written by Earth's most renowned crime authors, about Earths most notorious gangster since Al Capone.

    Very well written book, entertaining, fun to read, a must have for any true crime book lover. Nonfiction book about Whitey Buldger, his escapades, life on the run, eventual caputre. Learned a lot of information on American society, criminal justice by reading this book. Author(s) did an incredible job of tackling this topic of Whitey Buldger. Great book, highly recommend it to anyone, money well spent!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Dateline NBC, 20/20 ABC, 48 Hours CBS, Pierce Morgan CNN, they s

    Dateline NBC, 20/20 ABC, 48 Hours CBS, Pierce Morgan CNN, they should all do an hour long show with these authors, but the book is better. Everyone who loves those kind of shows would love this book, very fun-entertaining crime-saga. Whitey Bulger has been apart of organized crime world for last half century in America, his involment in crime in unrivaled in US History.

    Likely the most intense crime book, nonfiction content on the subject of the mafia I have ever read, it is brutally honest portrait of what life as an American gangster is really like.
    5star book, two thumbs up, excellent organized-crime book, better than anything available.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven could not have created a better melody

    Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven could not have created a better melody for the brain. Very mind consuming, relaxing, took my mind to an amazing place about crime in America.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Excellent book, New York Times bestselling content in a superb A

    Excellent book, New York Times bestselling content in a superb AAA nonficiton book.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2013

    Whitey Bulger, by Shelley Murphy (author), Kevin Cullen (author)

    Whitey Bulger, by Shelley Murphy (author), Kevin Cullen (author) is an exceptional true life account of the mob in America. Exceptional book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    America's most wanted used to air the wanted programs on Whitey

    America's most wanted used to air the wanted programs on Whitey Bulger before he was caught, so I was eager to read this book to learn how they were able to catch him. This book is a great biography on Whitey Bulger, his life in America's organized crime circuit, packed full of useful information. A must have for anyone interested in criminal justic topice, mafia, etcetera.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Strongly recommended!

    Really well written story about the thirty year reign of Whitey Bulger. A complex view of the man, his motivations and his weaknesses. It dispels the "Robin Hood" myth that some of his supporters purported over the years. It is meticulously researched and explains how the FBI stood by in complicity while Whitey terrorized the South Boston neighborhood and the city of Boston. Strongly recommended!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Fresh new perspective on American mafia, money well spent, excel

    Fresh new perspective on American mafia, money well spent, excellent nonfiction book.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

    Could not put this book down after first page.

    Could not put this book down after first page.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

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     Very interesting and informative book. It amazes me how long th

     Very interesting and informative book. It amazes me how long this man was able to get away with the inexplicable things he did.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Yes, I would recommend this book, highly! It is well written fo

    Yes, I would recommend this book, highly! It is well written for sure, fascinating high profile fugutive on the run, then captured, his life and times chonical in the book, very well researched, crafted.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Highly recommended.

    Comprehensive and factual. Well done.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    It was a good book, both writers are nationally recognized for t

    It was a good book, both writers are nationally recognized for their brilliant writing in the past, did the same for this book. Very interesting, insightful.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    I am from Boston, thought I had read all I wanted to read about

    I am from Boston, thought I had read all I wanted to read about Whtey Bulger but found this book fascinating, can't put it down..

    Anonymous


    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Well worth the time, money it took to buy and read this book. W

    Well worth the time, money it took to buy and read this book.

    Whitey Bulger, glad he is behind bars now.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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