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Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

 
 
 
 
Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
Author: T. J. English
ISBN 13: 9780060590031
ISBN 10: 60590033
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2006-02-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $15.99
 
 

Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest New York and New Orleans street wars through decades of bootlegging scams, union strikes, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a riveting tour de force that restores the Irish American gangster to his rightful preeminent place in our criminal history — and penetrates to the heart of the American experience.