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Description - The Brothers Bulger by Howie Carr

A portrait of two kids from South Boston who grew up to control a state: Whitey, in his position as Boston's most feared mobster, and Billy, from his gavel-wielding bastion in the Massachusetts State Senate. Eventually, Whitey becomes the FBI's second most wanted man behind Osama Bin Laden but Billy, though his influence put even presidents and governors at his beck and call, would eventually resign the Senate and take over the presidency of the University of Massachusetts. To those on the outside the storyline has always been the same: Whitey, 'the bad son', blazes a murderous trail to the top rung of the organized crime ladder and eventually goes on the lam; Billy, 'the good son', embraces the value of education, studies the classics and uses his mastery of the state's political machine to effect positive change in people's lives. This book shows that the real story is far more complex and that the brothers enjoyed an unholy and destructive alliance for decades, working both sides of Boston's Street of Power: political corruption and deadly force.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780446618885
ISBN-10: 0446618888
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 123mm x 31mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Howie Carr

Howie Carr is the top drive-time radio host in New England and an award-winning columnist at the Boston Herald. He lives with his wife and daughter in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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