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    T.J. ENGLISH is a noted journalist, screenwriter and author of four books, including Paddy Whacked, Born to Kill (which was nominated for an Edgar Award), and the upcoming The Havana Mob. His first book, The Westies (a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book), launched his career as an expert on the multi-ethnic nature of organized crime in America. A former writer for Irish America Magazine, English has also been published in Esquire, Playboy and New York magazine. He lives in New York City.

    Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Starting with a partnership between two sadistic thugs, Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone, the gang rose out of the inferno of Hell's Kitchen, a decaying tenderloin slice of New York City's West Side. They became the most notorious gang in the history of organized crime, excelling in extortion, numbers running, loan sharking, and drug peddling. Upping the ante on depravity, their specialty was execution by dismemberment. Though never numbering more than a dozen members, their reign lasted for almost twenty years--until their own violent natures got the best of them, precipitating a downfall that would become as infamous as their notorious ascension into the annals of crime.


    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9780312362843
    Genre TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
    Format Paperback
    Pages 400
    Publisher Date 2006-10-31 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Griffin
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.85 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Inside New York's Irish Mob
    Audience General/trade
    Authors English, T. J.

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