Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

T. J. English is a noted journalist and author of the New York Times bestsellers Havana NocturnePaddy WhackedThe Savage City, and Where the Bodies Were Buried. He also authored The Westies, a national bestseller; Born to Kill, which was nominated for an Edgar Award; and The Corporation. His journalism has appeared in EsquireVanity Fair, Playboy, and New York magazine, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060590031
ISBN-10: 0060590033
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 21st, 2006
Pages: 496
Language: English