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Whitey Bulger

America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

Kevin Cullen (Author), Shelley Murphy (Author)

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"This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger…a masterwork of reporting." —Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Wrong Side of Goodbye

A New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Boston Globe Bestseller

An instant classic, this unforgettable narrative, rich with family ties and intrigue, follows the astonishing career of a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction. Cullen and Murphy have broken more Bulger stories than anyone, and Whitey Bulger became front-page news, revealing the mobster's secret letters written from Plymouth Jail after the sixteen-year manhunt that led to his capture and offering unparalleled insight into his contradictions and complex personality. The afterword covering the results of the dramatic and emotional trial provides a riveting denouement to this "eminently fair and thorough telling of a life, which makes it all the more damning" (Boston Globe).

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2013
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34725-8
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 528 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“A terrific book…A portrait of its subject in all his complexity.” — David Ulin, Los Angeles Times

“Easily the best story about crime I've read.” — Jimmy Breslin, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight and The Good Rat

“A great read…So many terrific, amazing stories.” — Dave Davies, NPR's Fresh Air

“Riveting.” — The Economist

“In the same way that J. Anthony Lukas’s Common Ground is essential to understanding Boston's racial history, Whitey Bulger is an authoritative treatise on the city's late-20th-century underworld.” — Sean Flynn, Boston Globe

“This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger. As much social documentary as riveting crime story, the book is a masterwork of reporting by Cullen and Murphy. I couldn’t put it down.” — Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Wrong Side of Goodbye

“This is the Whitey Bulger book by the two expert journalists who know the turf best.” — Michael Patrick MacDonald, best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

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