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Publisher's Summary

Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob.
In Paddy Whacked, best-selling 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 seemingly 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.
©2005 T. J. English (P)2016 Tantor
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"This is an intense, erudite yet sometimes horrifying account of violent Celtic criminals who make the Dead End Kids look like choirboys." ( Publishers Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kevin Armstrong on 03-06-17

East coast gangland history.

If you enjoy history and gangland stories you will love this. From 'Gangs of New York' to Hoffa and Booger. It is all here. Especially with regard to Irish gangsters.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Williams on 07-10-16

Amazing

One of the best. Informational but captivating storyline which traces the Irish mob from its origin up to recent times

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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