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Old Bones and Shallow Graves T.J. English

Old Bones and Shallow Graves By T.J. English

Old Bones and Shallow Graves by T.J. English


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Summary

Focussing on Irish-American gangsterism, this is a story of corrupt politics, wanton murders, gambling empires, notorious brothels, tough women and hard-drinking pugilists from the underbelly of America's most dangerous cities. It offers a portrait of a people who fought tooth and nail for a better life from the moment they arrived in America.

Old Bones and Shallow Graves Summary

Old Bones and Shallow Graves by T.J. English

In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organised 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 from Hell's Kitchen; and James 'Whitey' Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend. This is an epic story of corrupt politics, wanton murders, gambling empires, notorious brothels, tough women and hard-drinking pugilists from the underbelly of America's most dangerous cities. Combining storytelling verve with thorough research and a slew of never-before-published material, English presents a riveting, seamless cultural history of the Irish-American underworld. He offers a brilliant portrait of a people who fought tooth and nail for a better life from the moment they arrived in America, whether it meant taking charge within the realms of law enforcement and politics or capitalising on what opportunities they could in the darker world beyond the law. Paddy Whacked is an irresistible tour of the undercarriage of American history - a ride that stretches from the earliest New York and New Orleans street wars through decades of bootlegging scams, union strikes, gang wars...

Old Bones and Shallow Graves Reviews

'A colourful history of Shamrock gangdom ... captivating' - Village Voice 'An intense, erudite yet sometimes horrifying account of violent Celtic criminals' - Publishers Weekly 'This is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob...Best-selling author T J English provides a lively tour of nearly two centuries of Irish-American gangsterism'. -- Gail Walker Belfast Telegraph 'A fascinating, irresistible tour of the under-carriage of American history, stretching from the earliest New York and New Orleans street wars through the decades of bootlegging scams, union strikes, gang wars and FBI investigations'. -- Billy Kennedy Belfast News A well-written and structured book which, I am sure, will become a must for fans of American gansterism Ripperologist

About T.J. English

T.J. English is a noted journalist, screenwriter and author of two previous books: The Westies and Born To Kill. He has written for numerous publications, including Esquire and Playboy, and his screenwriting credits include work on NYPD Blue and Homicide.

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GOR001514359
9781840189957
1840189959
Old Bones and Shallow Graves by T.J. English
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
20050908
480
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