The Irish King of Winter Hill: The True Story of James J. Buddy McLean

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The Irish King of Winter Hill is the story of the rise and fall James J. "Buddy" McLean, from his humble beginnings as a hardworking truck driver in Boston, to leading the original and now infamous Winter Hill Gang, to his untimely murder in 1965.

He will best be remembered for eliminating the McLaughlin Gang from Charlestown during the 1960s McLean-McLaughlin Irish gang war.

Buddy, who worked on the Boston docks in the late 1950s and early ...

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Overview

The Irish King of Winter Hill is the story of the rise and fall James J. "Buddy" McLean, from his humble beginnings as a hardworking truck driver in Boston, to leading the original and now infamous Winter Hill Gang, to his untimely murder in 1965.

He will best be remembered for eliminating the McLaughlin Gang from Charlestown during the 1960s McLean-McLaughlin Irish gang war.

Buddy, who worked on the Boston docks in the late 1950s and early 1960s with his father's union card, was also a teamster from Local No. 25. This was a time when gangsters ran the docks.

This story is written by Michael McLean, who says, "I have read all the books and the information on the Internet about my father, and most of it is wrong. After talking to his closest friends, I decided I would set the record straight."

About the Author: Michael McLean grew up in Somerville, Massachusetts, and now lives in South Boston. Most of this book takes place in Somerville. The first-time author works on the docks using his father's union card, which has now been handed down for three generations.

Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/MichaelMcLean

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625166692
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/16/2013
  • Pages: 122
  • Sales rank: 232,331
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    This book was really incredible, it's refreshing to hear the rea

    This book was really incredible, it's refreshing to hear the real true story instead of things that people have made up & not gotten from a reliable source. Hearing the real story from his son is really amazing. Anyone interested in gang history or Massachusetts history should definitely buy this book! 5 stars!

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