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Whitey Bulger

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

Kevin Cullen, Shelley Murphy

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Description

"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).





Praise For Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

A terrific book…A portrait of its subject in all his complexity.
— David Ulin

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

Riveting.

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

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

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393347258, 528pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2013



About the Author

Kevin Cullen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for the Boston Globe since 1985, was the first to raise questions about Whitey Bulger's relationship with the FBI. A frequent commentator on NPR and the BBC, Cullen has won major journalism prizes including the Goldsmith Prize, the George Polk Award, and the Selden Ring Award.

Shelley Murphy has covered Whitey Bulger and organized crime in Boston since 1985, beginning at the Boston Herald and moving to the Globe in 1993. She has won a George Polk Award for National Reporting.