Meet the Author: NU Journalism graduate Shelley Murphy
Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice
By Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy
March 13th, 2013, 12:00pm
Snell Library 421
In this riveting story, rich with family ties and intrigue, award-winning Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy follow Whitey Bulger’s extraordinary criminal career—from teenage thievery to bank robberies to the building of his underworld empire and a string of brutal murders.
Based on exclusive access and previously undisclosed documents, Cullen and Murphy explore the truth of the Whitey Bulger story, including his triumphant emergence from the bloody Boston gang wars, his clandestine relationship with the FBI due to his role an informant against the Mafia, the murders of nineteen people, and his extreme values of honor and loyalty that proved dangerous for his community.
The result of Shelley Murphy and Kevin Cullen’s keen understanding of Bulger’s mindset while on the lam and behind bars is the first full portrait of this legendary criminal figure—a gripping story of wiseguys and cops, horrendous government malfeasance, and a sixteen-year manhunt that climaxed in Whitey’s dramatic capture in Santa Monica in June 2011.
“This is the definitive story of Whitey Bulger. As much social documentary as riveting crime story, the book is a masterwork of reporting by Cullen and Murphy. I couldn’t put it down.” — Michael Connelly, best-selling author of The Black Box
Shelley Murphy is a prize-winning Boston Globe reporter covering organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases.
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