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The Westies

Inside New York's Irish Mob

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Westies by T J English

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Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Starting with a partnership between two sadistic thugs, Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone, the gang rose out of the inferno of Hell's Kitchen, a decaying tenderloin slice of New York City's West Side. They became the most notorious gang in the history of organized crime, excelling in extortion, numbers running, loan sharking, and drug peddling. Upping the ante on depravity, their specialty was execution by dismemberment. Though never numbering more than a dozen members, their reign lasted for almost twenty years until their own violent natures got the best of them, precipitating a downfall that would become as infamous as their notorious ascension into the annals of crime."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312362843
ISBN-10: 0312362846
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 138mm x 28mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Griffin
Publisher: Griffin
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - T J English

T.J. ENGLISH is a noted journalist, screenwriter and author of four books, including "Paddy Whacked," "Born to Kill" (which was nominated for an Edgar Award), and the upcoming "The Havana Mob." His first book, "The Westies" (a national bestseller and "New York Times" Notable Book), launched his career as an expert on the multi-ethnic nature of organized crime in America. A former writer for "Irish America Magazine," English has also been published in "Esquire," "Playboy" and "New York" magazine. He lives in New York City.

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