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    FREE READ The Westies E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English I first became interested in The Westies when I saw a program called True Crime on the History Channel That particular episode was about the Westies and I was somewhat glued to my television which is very rare usually I don't even turn the t

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English I purchased this one on a Kindle daily deal and I think I got burned My enthusiasm when I started was pretty high and then just a few pages in it began to fall and continued falling until the very end when I just kind of flipped through the epilogueMy disappointment sprang from a misunderstanding I thought this was a work of non fiction I was expecting to read some fairly dry but interesting text about the Westies maybe some go

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY FREE READ The Westies New York Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob murder mayhem extortion drug abuse sociopaths and body dismemberment what's not to like?

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    T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English Regardless of what some of the reviewers have written I found this to be a thoroughly riveting book putting into good honest prose something which has in the past been sensationalised on celluloid and pulp type d

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    FREE READ The Westies E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY Growing up hearing stories of Coonan and Spillane's conflict and the crazy days of Hell's Kitchen this was a great book to find some well researched details on the legends I have often heard It felt like the kind of book

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY My previous publishing job was headuartered just east of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City a midtown neighborhood west of Times Suare running all the way to the Hudson River I often walked home from work and my route took me through this storied location It’s gentrifying slowly now but it used to be legendarily rough The Westies t

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ T.J. English The Westies was the name given by the press and the police to a group of Irish mobsters working out of Hell's K

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY FREE READ The Westies If the story told in this historical novel is true and it's largely based on fact as I am led to believe this proves the ethos espoused by the mythical Keyser Soze in the movie The Usual Suspects You don't need money guns or even numbers you just need the will to do what the other guy won'tThe infamous Westies a name the media and police gave a gang of west Manhattan Hell's Kitchen Irish crooks never comprised of than twelve membe

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    DOWNLOAD ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ T.J. English E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English uick what ethnic group do you think of when you think organized crime?Probably the Italians whether fictional like Don Corleone or the Sopranos; or real ones like Al Capone John Gotti Sammy The Bull Gravano etc Maybe a follow up thought would be Jews whether as organizers for the Italian mob or in their own organizations like Murder IncYou probably didn't think of the IrishBut maybe you shouldThe book takes us inside the Hell's Kitchen gan

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    E–book [The Westies] É T.J. English T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¼ T.J. English an interesting read really gets into the life of one of the nororious tough guys to come out of modern day hell's kitchen Francis 'Mickey' Featherstone It starts with a prologue AND A MAP and I can NOT stress this enough authors when you reference a specific geographic area over and over again with specific place

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FREE READ The Westies T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY SUMMARY Ô The Westies A chilling true story of murder and betrayal on Manhattan’s gritty West Side  It’s men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell’s Kitchen its name In the mid 1970s these two longtime friends take the reins of New York’s Irish mob using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power Jimmy a charismatic socio. I first became interested in The Westies when I saw a program called True Crime on the History Channel That particular episode was about the Westies and I was somewhat glued to my television which is very rare usually I don t even turn the thing on any But this particular episode s story was so intriguing that I felt I had to know so I bought the book The Westies was gang that had as its home New York s Hell s Kitchen home to many Irish American immigrants and also controlled by a series of Irish organized crime gangs Traditionally these gangs followed certain codes of respect and deference but as the author notes it seems that after Vietnam with the rise of a new generation the old ways sort of went out the door and violence was the rule of the day Enter young Jimmie Coonan a local boy hotheaded and dangerous with vengeful ambitions to take out the current head of the Irish mob in Hell s Kitchen Mickey Spillane not the author His idea of killing was not only to do the deed but then to do the Houdini meaning making the body disappear by dismemberment Then add Mickey Featherstone another local boy who had some serious mental issues tended to solve his problems with knee jerk violence With other people working for them they began a long reign of violence extortion murder you name it But Coonan decided that for them to get anywhere they needed to hook up with the Italian mob I won t go through the entire story but as it turns out eventually a betrayal of trust leads one member down the path to become an informer However the criminal story is not 100 per cent of this bookEnglish traces the attempts made by law enforcement agencies to take down these guys I do have to also remark on the sad state of the justice system at the time as portrayed in this novelFeatherstone does several murders and walks The details are amazing and this one another one of those books I had trouble putting down My problems with this book stem from the fact that it seems somewhat biased in favor of Mickey Featherstone who by his own admission was a cold blooded psychopath who did his share of killing I find it hard to be sympathetic towards someone like this or to excuse their previous behavior just because he may have been rehabilitated later All in all a fantastic book I m looking forward to reading about the topic and books by this author Recommended for sure

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FREE READ The Westies T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY SUMMARY Ô The Westies Pects his friend has sold him out He returns the favor breaking the underworld’s code of silence and testifying against his gang in open court  From one of the creators of NYPD Blue and Homicide Life on the Street comes an incredible true story of what it means to survive in the world of organized crime where murder is commonplace. If the story told in this historical novel is true and it s largely based on fact as I am led to believe this proves the ethos espoused by the mythical Keyser Soze in the movie The Usual Suspects You don t need money guns or even numbers you just need the will to do what the other guy won tThe infamous Westies a name the media and police gave a gang of west Manhattan Hell s Kitchen Irish crooks never comprised of than twelve members at any one time and yet their reputation and influence was staggering and the sheer amount of fear they were able to generate was astounding Beginning with a fledgling ambitious psychopath named Jimmy Coonan and a reckless unstable highly volatile Vietnam vet Mickey Featherstone the gang held the west side in an unshakable grip of fear that reached so far and wide the biggest of the Italian Five Families The Gambinos sat up and took notice of themTJ English has crafted a fascinating document to those times With an infinite amount of detail and paced beautifully the book drew me in from page one I ve read other reviews that damned English for an overly dramatised prose yet I easily forgave this making what could have been a rote by numbers chronological account of crimes dates facts and figures truly come alive If artistic license has been taken so be it Doesn t the author even explain and apologise for this at the very beginning This is a powerful and riveting book one I will return to in timeFor fans of this material I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the movie State Of Grace starring Gary Oldman Sean Penn and Ed Harris which was oh so loosely inspired by these reported events

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FREE READ The Westies T.J. English ¼ 8 SUMMARY SUMMARY Ô The Westies Path is the leader Mickey whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily is his enforcer Together they make brutality their trademark butchering bodies or hurling them out the window Under their reign Hell’s Kitchen becomes a place where death literally rains from the sky But when Mickey goes down for a murder he didn’t commit he sus. Growing up hearing stories of Coonan and Spillane s conflict and the crazy days of Hell s Kitchen this was a great book to find some well researched details on the legends I have often heard It felt like the kind of book it is a story pulled together from records and court documents which don t always make for gripping reading There were uite a few parts that make me smirk or go ahhhh But not enough to recommend it to anyone who doesn t already have an active interest in the Irish mob in New York

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  • The Westies
  • T.J. English
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  • 03 October 2019
  • 9781453234266