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The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob Paperback – 31 Oct 2006

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin (31 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312362846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312362843
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,170,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"First-rate, dramatic, and compelling."-"-New York Newsday
"Fascinating."--"The Wall Street Journal
"Some very bad boys."--"New York Magazine


" Must reading... will shock even the most hardened readers."
--"Playboy""" " Sterling social history... the author' s skillful reporting makes the most of his subject."
--"The New Yorker"
" Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular... [T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them." --"San Francisco"" Chronicle"
" Masterfully told, gracefully written... the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed... you want to cheer at he end... "The Westies "will blow you away." --Edna Buchanan, author of "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face"
" Must reading... an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader." --"Playboy"
" A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city."
-- "The New York Times"
" Stunning... a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money." --"Ocala"" Star Banner"
" A fascinating, frightening accountof how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good." --"Booklist"
" A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror." --"Wall Street Journal"
" A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win... English pulls no punches." --"L.A."" Daily News"
" Both compelling and unsettling... it' s also chilling. You' ll have a hard time putting it down."
--"Rocky Mountain News"
" A great yarn-- English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective' s notebook." --"Anniston"" Star"
" Pure enjoyment... if you want to read a book about the ' Irish Mafia, ' this is it."
--"Vermont"" Standard"
" A harrowing account of big city crime." --"Library Journal"
" Potent... what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand."
--"Irish ""America"" Magazine"
" Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character... at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning." --"New York"" Newsday"
" As exciting as E.L. Doctorow' s Billy Bathgate... the hardest part is trying to remember this isn' t a novel; it' s real." --"Arkansas"" Gazette"


"Must reading...will shock even the most hardened readers."
--"Playboy""" "Sterling social history...the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject."
--"The New Yorker"
"Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular...[T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"
"Masterfully told, gracefully written...the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed...you want to cheer at he end..."The Westies "will blow you away."--Edna Buchanan, author of "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face"
"Must reading... an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader."--"Playboy"
"A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city."
--"The New York Times"
"Stunning...a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money."--"Ocala"" Star Banner"
"A fascinating, frightening account of how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good."--"Booklist"
"A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror."--"Wall Street Journal"
"A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win...English pulls no punches."--"L.A."" Daily News"
"Both compelling and unsettling...it's also chilling. You'll have a hard time putting it down."
--"Rocky Mountain News"
"A great yarn--English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective's notebook."--"Anniston"" Star"
"Pureenjoyment...if you want to read a book about the 'Irish Mafia, ' this is it."
--"Vermont"" Standard"
"A harrowing account of big city crime."--"Library Journal"
"Potent...what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand."
--"Irish ""America"" Magazine"
"Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character... at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning."--"New York"" Newsday"
"As exciting as E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate...the hardest part is trying to remember this isn't a novel; it's real."--"Arkansas"" Gazette"


"Must reading will shock even the most hardened readers."
--"Playboy""" "Sterling social history the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject."
--"The New Yorker"
"Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular [T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them."--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"
"Masterfully told, gracefully written the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed you want to cheer at he end "The Westies "will blow you away."--Edna Buchanan, author of "The Corpse Had a Familiar Face"
"Must reading an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader."--"Playboy"
"A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city."
--"The New York Times"
"Stunning a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money."--"Ocala"" Star Banner"
"A fascinating, frightening account of how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good."--"Booklist"
"A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror."--"Wall Street Journal"
"A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win English pulls no punches."--"L.A."" Daily News"
"Both compelling and unsettling it's also chilling. You'll have a hard time putting it down."
--"Rocky Mountain News"
"A great yarn--English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective's notebook."--"Anniston"" Star"
"Pure enjoyment if you want to read a book about the 'Irish Mafia, ' this is it."
--"Vermont"" Standard"
"A harrowing account of big city crime."--"Library Journal"
"Potent what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand."
--"Irish ""America"" Magazine"
"Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning."--"New York"" Newsday"
"As exciting as E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate the hardest part is trying to remember this isn't a novel; it's real."--"Arkansas"" Gazette""

Must reading will shock even the most hardened readers. "Playboy"

Sterling social history the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject. "The New Yorker"

Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular [T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them. "San Francisco Chronicle"

Masterfully told, gracefully written the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed you want to cheer at he end "The Westies "will blow you away. "Edna Buchanan, author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face"

Must reading an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader. "Playboy"

A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city. "The New York Times"

Stunning a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money. "Ocala Star Banner"

A fascinating, frightening account of how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good. "Booklist"

A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror. "Wall Street Journal"

A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win English pulls no punches. "L.A. Daily News"

Both compelling and unsettling it's also chilling. You'll have a hard time putting it down. "Rocky Mountain News"

A great yarn--English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective's notebook. "Anniston Star"

Pure enjoyment if you want to read a book about the Irish Mafia, ' this is it. "Vermont Standard"

A harrowing account of big city crime. "Library Journal"

Potent what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand. "Irish America Magazine"

Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning. "New York Newsday"

As exciting as E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate the hardest part is trying to remember this isn't a novel; it's real. "Arkansas Gazette""

Must reading will shock even the most hardened readers. Playboy

Sterling social history the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject. The New Yorker

Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular [T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them. San Francisco Chronicle

Masterfully told, gracefully written the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed you want to cheer at he end The Westies will blow you away. Edna Buchanan, author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Must reading an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader. Playboy

A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city. The New York Times

Stunning a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money. Ocala Star Banner

A fascinating, frightening account of how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good. Booklist

A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror. Wall Street Journal

A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win English pulls no punches. L.A. Daily News

Both compelling and unsettling it's also chilling. You'll have a hard time putting it down. Rocky Mountain News

A great yarn--English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective's notebook. Anniston Star

Pure enjoyment if you want to read a book about the Irish Mafia, ' this is it. Vermont Standard

A harrowing account of big city crime. Library Journal

Potent what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand. Irish America Magazine

Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning. New York Newsday

As exciting as E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate the hardest part is trying to remember this isn't a novel; it's real. Arkansas Gazette

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"Must reading...will shock even the most hardened readers." --Playboy

"Sterling social history...the author's skillful reporting makes the most of his subject." --The New Yorker

"Raw, earthy and heavily flavored with New York vernacular...[T.J. English] knows the people he writes about and never sets himself above them." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Masterfully told, gracefully written...the true story of the most violent men this nation has ever seen. Al Capone would have cringed...you want to cheer at he end...The Westies will blow you away." --Edna Buchanan, author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

"Must reading... an investigative story about contract killers for the Mafia that will shock even the most hardened reader." --Playboy

"A disquieting look at a worthwhile subject: the frailties of justice in the big city." --The New York Times

"Stunning...a graphic account of brutality in search of power and money." --Ocala Star Banner

"A fascinating, frightening account of how bad kids turned worse, and how the worst one, finally turned good." --Booklist

"A fascinating look into an Irish American criminal enterprise that may not have rivaled the Mafia in sophistication, but certainly surpassed it in terror." --Wall Street Journal

"A fast-moving tale of criminal corruption in which, for a change, the good guys win...English pulls no punches." --L.A. Daily News

"Both compelling and unsettling...it's also chilling. You'll have a hard time putting it down." --Rocky Mountain News

"A great yarn--English writes with a controlled lushness. He provides the detail of a detective's notebook." --Anniston Star

"Pure enjoyment...if you want to read a book about the 'Irish Mafia, ' this is it." --Vermont Standard

"A harrowing account of big city crime." --Library Journal

"Potent...what English has done is take organized crime as it really evolves and occurs on a human scale and then builds it back into an engrossing narrative. His book will stand." --Irish America Magazine

"Reminiscent of Poe and Dostoyevsky in subject and character... at times as jolting as running on concrete on a cold winter morning." --New York Newsday

"As exciting as E.L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate...the hardest part is trying to remember this isn't a novel; it's real." --Arkansas Gazette

Book Description

First UK publication for this true crime classic about New York's notorious Irish mobsters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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