Whitey Bulger by Kevin Cullen
America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice

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“Whitey Bulger,’’ in that sense, is as much a social history as a biography or manhunt thriller...vividly re-created.
-The Boston Globe

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"This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger…a masterwork of reporting." —Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Black Box


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).

 

About Kevin Cullen

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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.
 
Published February 11, 2013 by W. W. Norton & Company. 513 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, History. Non-fiction
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The Boston Globe

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on Feb 12 2013

“Whitey Bulger,’’ in that sense, is as much a social history as a biography or manhunt thriller...vividly re-created.

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Boston.com

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on Feb 11 2013

Cullen and Murphy are stellar journalists — he has won a Pulitzer Prize, she a George Polk Award — and both have covered Whitey for decades; their institutional knowledge and reportorial skills are evident throughout.

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