Paddy Whacked The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

ISBN-10: 0060590033

ISBN-13: 9780060590031

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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.
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List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496

T.J. English's first work in the genre known as "True Crime" was The Westies: Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob, published in 1990. It was later adapted into a film called State of Grace starring Sean Penn. His second work, Born to Kill: America's Most Notorious Vietnamese Gang, and the Changing Face of Organized Crime (1995) was nominated for both an Anthony Award and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for best "True Crime" in 1996. Prior to becoming a nonfiction writer focusing on gangs and organized crime, English was a journalist writing for the Irish Voice during the police investigation and subsequent trial of those same members of the Hell's Kitchen mob who were the focus of his first nonfiction work. English, who was born in 1957, continues to do extensive research and write.

Birth of the Underwords
Blood at the Root
Old Smoke Riseth
The First Irish Mob Boss
Gangs, Gangsters, and the Women Who Love Them
"Hurrah for Big Tim!"
A Perfect Hell on Earth
Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, and Yellow Fever
Gambling Men, Wharf Rats, and Ladies of Ill Repute
The Policeman as "Gangster"
"Who Killa de Chief?"
Up from Mud City
See Mike
The Man Behind the Man
Dawn of the Irish Political Boss
The First Ward Ball
Chicago Gambling Wars
Delirium Tremens Or New Clothes on an Old Dame
King of the Rum Runners
Owney the Killer
When New York Was Really Irish
Diamond in the Rough
The Dagos vs. The Micks
The Merry Prankster
Kingdom of the Gangs
Big Al's Better Half
Who Killed McSwiggin and Why?
Gunning for Bugs
Requiem for A Mad Dog
"Come and Get Me, Coppers!"
Happy Days and Lonely Nights
With Friends like These...
Playing at a Theater Near You
The Smoke-Filled Room and Other Tales of Political Malfeasance
Revenge of the Goo Goos
Kansas City Stomp
Fall of the House of Pendergast
A Long Way from Eipperary
Hard Hats & Hard Men
King of the Dock Wallopers
You Push, We Shove
Cockeye and Squint Get the Chair
The Waterfront Commission
Corridan's Legacy
The Patriarch
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Whiskey Baron
The Friends of Joe Kennedy
All the Way with J.F.K.
The Kennedy Double Cross
Death to Giovanni
Irish vs. Irish
Running with the Mullin Gang
Boston Gang Wars, Part I
Boston Gang Wars, Part II
Whitey Makes His Move
I Left My Heart in Hell's Kitchen
Death and Taxes
Back from Vietnam
Mad Dog Redux
The Wild, Wild Westies
Last of the Gentleman Gangsters
Last Call at the Celtic Club
The Legend of Danny Greene
Live by the Bomb, Die by the Bomb
The Informer
Mickey's Monkey
Sissy and Edna
In the Realm of the Westies
The Return of Jimmy C.
Settling Old Scores
Southie Serenade: Whitey on the Run
Shadow of the Shamrock
The Bulger Mystique
The Last Hurrah
Old Bones and Shallow Graves
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