Excerpt from Whitey by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
Read about the life of America's most notorious mob boss, Janes J. Whitey Bulger.
Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified material, Whitey by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, digs deep into the mind of James J. “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. He is an American original –a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of terror, deadly intimidation and the deft touch of a politician who often helped a family in need meet their monthly rent. But the history shows that despite the early false myths portraying him as a Robin Hood figure, Whitey was a supreme narcissist, and everything–every interaction with family and his politician brother Bill Bulger, with underworld cohorts, with law enforcement, with his South Boston neighbors, and with his victims–was always about him. In an Irish-American neighborhood where loyalty has always been rule one, the Bulger brand was loyalty to oneself.
Whitey Book Excerpt