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The Globe's Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy to speak on Whitey Bulger

Posted by Laura Gomez  March 12, 2013 10:15 AM

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The following was submitted by National Archives in Waltham.

America’s most wanted gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is scheduled to go on trial in June accused of the murders of 19 people. The horrors of his alleged crimes and the 16-year-long manhunt have garnered tremendous attention. And the records of his previous convictions in the 1950s are preserved at the National Archives facility in Waltham.

Award-winning Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy have covered Bulger for years, and their exciting new book, Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice, is the topic of the upcoming free program at the National Archives at Boston (in Waltham) on April 4th , at 6 P.M. The program is free; registration is requested.

The book Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice has been called the one of the best true crime books ever. Cullen and Murphy follow Bulger’s criminal career—from teenage thievery to bank robberies to the building of his underworld empire and an alleged string of brutal murders. Based on exclusive access and previously undisclosed documents, this is the first full portrait of the legendary criminal figure—a gripping story of wiseguys and cops, horrendous government malfeasance, and a sixteen-year manhunt. Some of the authors' research was done at the National Archives.

Because of the nature of the subject matter, the program may not be suitable for all ages. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.

Registration is requested. To register for the talk on by authors Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy on April 4th 2013, at 6:00 P.M., please call 866-406-2379 or email boston.archives@nara.gov.

The National Archives and Records Administration is located at 380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA. There is ample free parking and handicap access.

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