Paddy Whacked

Paddy Whacked

The Untold Story of the Irish-American Gangster

Book - 2005
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Here is the true saga of the Irish American mob, from the mid-nineteenth century all the way to the present day. The heritage of the Irish American gangster was established in America long before that of the more widely portrayed Italian American mafioso, and has held strong through the modern age. In fact, the highest-ranking organized crime figure on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List is not a wiseguy, a Latin King, or a gangbanging Blood or Crip, but an old-style Irish American mob boss from South Boston. Combining storytelling with thorough research and a slew of never-before-published material, English presents a cultural history of the Irish American underworld.
Publisher: New York :, Regan Books,, [2005]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780060590031
0060590033
Branch Call Number: 364.1092391 EN
Characteristics: xi, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

... that all politics is local,...

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

The use of gangsters on election day was a common practice of all the political parties.

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

... adherd to the underworld dictum that three men can keep a secret but only if two of them are dead.

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SEBoiko
Jul 28, 2018

The famine wasn't just a crop failure, it was politically mismanaged genocide.

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