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Review: Most Wanted

5/16/2012 07:58:00 PM
So I started and finished Most Wanted this past week while I was out in Vegas (here).  Gave me something to do while I was on the plane and while I was chillin at the pool.  It was a quick read.  I'm sure none of you want a book report, so I'm just going to stick with a few thoughts and then give you the bookjacket summary.

My Thoughts:

1.  I kinda sorta wish I could have seen what Boston was like back in the 80's & 90's.  It sounds a little scary, but would have been interesting to see.  I didn't arrive in Boston until 2000.  Chinatown was still a little sketchy back then, but no where near what it used to be (from what I was told by folks that have been in Boston for longer)

2.  This is not a biography of Whitey Bulger.  This is a book about the State Police's pursuit of Whitey and how the FBI was protecting him. 

3.  I highlighted all the restaurants and bars mentioned in the book while I read it.  I'm going to be going through them one by one to see if any of them are still around and visit them.

Publisher Summary:

James "Whitey Bulger" led the Winter Hill Gang, an Irish American crime family based in South Boston from around 1979 to 1994.  He was often hailed as a local hero and modern day Robin Hood, dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents.  But in reality, he was a hardened criminal who created an empire based on extortion and intimidation and charged with the murder of nineteen people.  On June 23, 2011, Whitey Bulger, a fugitive Boston mob boss and #1 on FBI's Most Wanted list, was arrested after sixteen years on the run.  The Whitey Bulger trial is scheduled to begin November 5, 2012. 

Click (here) for the book signing schedule.

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