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Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger

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With a $2 million reward on his head, James “Whitey” Bulger was the most-wanted fugitive in America for sixteen years when he was captured by the FBI in June 2011. Two years later, this Boston organized-crime boss went on trial in his hometown. In his latest book, Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger, New York Times bestselling author Howie Carr chronicles the trial of this notorious mob boss, who was charged with nineteen murders. Carr also shares accounts of a uniquely personal nature, including ...
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Overview


With a $2 million reward on his head, James “Whitey” Bulger was the most-wanted fugitive in America for sixteen years when he was captured by the FBI in June 2011. Two years later, this Boston organized-crime boss went on trial in his hometown. In his latest book, Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger, New York Times bestselling author Howie Carr chronicles the trial of this notorious mob boss, who was charged with nineteen murders. Carr also shares accounts of a uniquely personal nature, including testimony from one of Bulger’s hit men, who Whitey ordered to kill Carr in the driveway of his home. Despite Bulger’s attempts to keep this Boston Herald columnist and radio talk-show host out of the courtroom by listing him as a defense witness, the judge allowed Carr to cover the trial, putting readers in the front row at one of the most entrancing murder trials in recent history.
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“He’s done it again! Howie Carr, the Bacon-Banging Boston Bossman, has delivered the demonic dish on crime kingpin Whitey Bulger in brilliant and epic fashion.”
--James Ellroy, L.A. Confidential
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780986037269
  • Publisher: Frandel, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/31/2014
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 138,208
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Howie Carr

Howie Carr is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Brothers Bulger and Hitman. Before Bulger fled in 1994, Carr was such an implacable foe of the serial killing gangster that Whitey tried to kill him as he left his house in suburban Boston, an incident reported in 2006 on 60 Minutes. Whitey’s younger brother, Billy Bulger, then the president of the Massachusetts State Senate, publicly referred to Carr as “the savage.” Carr is also the host of a daily syndicated four-hour radio program heard throughout New England, and is a member of the national Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. He won a National Magazine Award in 1985 for essays and criticism in Boston magazine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2014

    Excellent read! If you want a quick account with scores of White

    Excellent read! If you want a quick account with scores of Whitey-related photos (including multiple shots of post-hit gangland victims) this is your book. Seems to be written from the actual trial transcripts. The author is a longtime Boston newspaper foe of Whitey whom Bulger tried to have murdered back in the day (it was on 60 Minutes) and who Whitey tried to ban from the trial by calling him as a defense witness. Carr got in, and this book shows why the ancient serial killer/pervert tried to keep him out! Best introduction to what went on in Boston in the 1980's-90's. Then pick up Carr's first book, "The Brothers Bulger."

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