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The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family


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On February 26, 1986, Mafia underboss Gennaro Angiulo was convicted of racketeering and sentenced to forty-five years in prison. In The Underboss, bestselling authors Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill tell the story of the fall of the house of Angiulo. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, aided in part by the Irish Mob's Whitey Bulger, entered the Boston Mafia's headquarters in Boston's North End early one morning in 1981 and began to compile the evidence that would lead to the entire upper tier of one of the most profitable and ruthless criminal enterprises in America.

Originally published in hardback by St. Martin's in 1989, The Underboss became a national bestseller. Information uncovered during the course of Lehr and O'Neill's Black Mass investigations adds new dimensions to the story and the authors include this new material-including Whitey Bulger's cagey manipulation of the FBI-in The Underboss's revised text and in a new preface and afterword.

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Longtime investigative reporters for the Boston Globe describe how in the 1980s a group of FBI agents brought down Gennaro J. "Jerry" Angiulo and his four brothers, who had run the Mafia in Boston for decades. Their coup was placing a bug at the main office. The 1989 edition was cloth bound.
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Now in an updated and revised edition, the definitive book on the Boston Mafia, by the authors of the bestselling, Edgar Award-winning true crime thriller Black Mass

About the Author

Gerard O'Neill recently retired as the editor of The Boston Globe's Spotlight Team, one of the nation's top investigative reporting units. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, been a Pulitzer finalist, won the Hancock Award, the Loeb Award, and many others. Dick Lehr joined The Boston Globe in 1985. Lehr has been a Pulitzer finalist, and has won a number of national and regional journalism awards. In 1991, he was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. O'Neill and Lehr are also the authors of Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The FBI, and a Devil's Deal, winner of the 2001 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. Both men live in the Boston area with their families.

Product Details

O'Neill, Gerard
Lehr, Dick
O'Neill, Gerard
Public Affairs
New York
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Criminal investigation
Mafia - Massachusetts - Boston
Angiulo family
Crime - True Crime
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T. 1
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8.25 x 5.5 in 11.5 oz

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