Paddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
T. J. English
We will talk aboutPaddy Whacked: The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangsteron Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked,
bestselling author and organized 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; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and
untouchable Southie legend. Stretching from the earliest New York and
New Orleans street wars through decades of bootlegging scams, union
strikes, gang wars, and FBI investigations, Paddy Whacked is a
riveting tour de force that restores the Irish American gangster to his
rightful preeminent place in our criminal history -- and penetrates to
the heart of the American experience.