Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster

T. J. English


Here is the surprising real saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling writer and arranged crime specialist T. J. English brings to lifestyles approximately centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; monstrous invoice Dwyer, New York's so much infamous rumrunner in the course of Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, stricken Vietnam vet became Westies gang chief; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest ny and New Orleans road wars via a long time of bootlegging scams, union moves, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a riveting journey de strength that restores the Irish American gangster to his rightful preeminent position in our felony historical past -- and penetrates to the center of the yank experience.

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