Both Sides of the Line by Kevin Kelly
The True Story of a Life-Changing Football Mentor Who Became a Longtime Target of America's Most Wanted

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...the best words here again belong to the now coked-up yet eminently reasonable Dempsey and not the author...Well-intended but best read by 60-something fans of Boston ball.
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High school players in a working class neighborhood of the 1970s gain desperately needed structure and guidance from Jack Clyde Dempsey, a scrappy, charismatic coach who seems like nothing more than a football geek. But Coach also happens to be the toughest guy on the streets of Boston, with a temper to match, and it s his secret life as a mob enforcer/collector that forces him to flee the country, becoming one of America s most wanted. In this memoir, a devoted Dempsey disciple, who later becomes a dean at a world private school outside Boston, tries thirty-five years later to understand his former coach, role model, and mentor both his good side and his very dark side and Dempsey s impact on his own life. A COMPLETELY TRUE STORY.
 

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Published July 1, 2016 by Bancroft Press. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Crime.
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...the best words here again belong to the now coked-up yet eminently reasonable Dempsey and not the author...Well-intended but best read by 60-something fans of Boston ball.

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