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The Westies: Inside New York's Irish Mob

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ISBN13: 9780312362843
ISBN10: 0312362846
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WHO WERE THE WESTIES?

 

“THE MOST SAVAGE ORGANIZATION IN THE LONG HISTORY OF NEW YORK STREET GANGS.”

--Rudolph Giuliani

 

“VIOLENT PSYCHOPATHS.”

--New York Newsday

 

“SOME VERY BAD BOYS.”

--New York magazine

 

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.

 

“Must reading…will shock even the most hardened readers.”

--Playboy

 

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

WHO WERE THE WESTIES?

 

"THE MOST SAVAGE ORGANIZATION IN THE LONG HISTORY OF NEW YORK STREET GANGS."

--Rudolph Giuliani

 

"VIOLENT PSYCHOPATHS."

--New York Newsday

 

"SOME VERY BAD BOYS."

--New York magazine

 

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.

 

"Must reading...will shock even the most hardened readers."

--Playboy

 

About the Author

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.

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steinbeck83, November 29, 2008 (view all comments by steinbeck83)
I orignally bought this book in March 2007 after watching a St. Patricks Day documentary on the irish mob & it almost immediately became one of my favorites! I would go in with the frame of mind that it's "based on a true story" rather than "THE true story" because if you pay attention, it can be somewhat contradictory. All the same, it will keep you riveted from beginning to end!
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jenntimms, June 22, 2008 (view all comments by jenntimms)
Wow, I had no idea! I really didn't even know there was an Irish mob, certainly not anything like these two guys. I think I will get the book on it by English, learn more.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312362843
Author:
English, T J
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
English, T. J.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gangs
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
TRU003000
Subject:
Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Gangs -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
General True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+8 pp. photos
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.44 x 1.15 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
WHO WERE THE WESTIES?

 

"THE MOST SAVAGE ORGANIZATION IN THE LONG HISTORY OF NEW YORK STREET GANGS."

--Rudolph Giuliani

 

"VIOLENT PSYCHOPATHS."

--New York Newsday

 

"SOME VERY BAD BOYS."

--New York magazine

 

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.

 

"Must reading...will shock even the most hardened readers."

--Playboy

 

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