The Brothers Bulger : How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century (Hardcover)
by Howie Carr
After having lived in Boston area for some time, this book rings many bells. Many familiar names heard on the radio and seen in news papers umpteen number of times, come to life in this book.
Bulger brothers are an interesting lot. One brother is a very famous politician and academic. Second one is absconding for more than 10 years now and has been featured on 'America's most wanted' few times.
Remaining material is about the mafia, their exploits and how they corrupted bureaucracy including state, FBI etc.
Howie Carr writes a real fast reading book. Packed with good material. Facts are tied together very nicely. For example, some one is fighting in the court for some family assets saying that they are poor. The author writes that after the court session they leave in a Lexus SUV.
Decent book if you have some understanding of Boston area and local politics. Even otherwise, it should be interesting some one who feasts on mafia, politicians, cops and unholy alliances between them.
Bill O'Reilly of Fox has written a note in appreciation which appears along with others on the back cover.
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