Paddy Whacked

  • by T. J. English
  • Narrated by David Colacci
  • 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- Kevin Armstrong


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

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-24-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio