Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster


SKU: 9780060590031 Category: Tag: Product ID: 67072


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.

ISBN: 9780060590031
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Pub Date: 02/2006
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.24lbs
Size: 9.04h x 6.04w x 1.36d

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Weight 1.24 lbs
Dimensions 9.04 × 6.04 × 1.36 in