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The "Whitey" Bulger saga is examined in detail in two books written by Boston Globe reporters. The New England Mob has also inspired two novels loosely based on the Bulger case.


FROM THE GLOBE STAFF
Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal
by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill
PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 2000

A chilling narrative account of the FBI's pact with "Whitey" Bulger, written by two of the reporters who helped break the story.

Excerpt, from Globe Magazine, 6/11/00
Review by William Bratton, 08/13/00
Review by David Nyhan, 06/07/00
Boston.com chat, 06/07/00

Official website from PublicAffairs Books

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FROM THE GLOBE STAFF
Deadly Alliance: The FBI's Secret Partnership with the Mob
By Ralph Ranalli
HARPERCOLLINS, 2001

The shocking chronicle of 40 years of collusion between FBI agents and their murderous Mob informants.

Excerpt, courtesy HarperCollins
Review by Andy Solomon, 08/19/01
Boston.com chat, 08/29/01

Official website from HarperCollins Books

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FICTION
At End of Day
By George V. Higgins
HARCOURT BRACE, 2000

A crime novel drawn from the outline of the "Whitey" Bulger case; by the author of "The Friends of Eddie Coyle."

Review by Richard Dyer, 05/07/00

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Witness for the Dead
by Michael Fredrickson
FORGE, 2001

A legal thriller about the Mob, the FBI, and Boston's corrupt underbelly inspired by the real-life saga of "Whitey" Bulger.

Review, Mass. Lawyers Weekly website

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All Souls : A Family Story from Southie
by Michael Patrick MacDonald
BEACON, 1999

A sad yet inspiring memoir about growing up in South Boston; portions touch on Bulger and the New England Mob.

Excerpt, from the Globe, 08/29/99

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 KEY FIGURES
Whitey Bulger
Stephen Flemmi
Frank Salemme
Kevin Weeks
John Martorano
John Connolly
John Morris

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 GLOBE SPECIAL REPORTS
1 9 8 8
The Bulger mystique
A look at Boston's famous brothers, William and Whitey.

1 9 9 5
The story of Whitey's fall
How investigators brought down the elusive criminal.

1 9 9 8
Whitey & the FBI
The relationship between Bulger and Boston's law men.

1 9 9 8
Whitey's life on the run
The fugitive mobster's relentless travels across the country.

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