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While the Music Lasts: My Life in Politics

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
By turns passionate and hilarious, this memoir recounts the colorful life of one of America's truly original public figures. For more than a generation William M. Bulger has dominated state politics in Massachusetts, probably the most political state in the Union. In the process he has become nationally famous for his candor and wit, and for his outspoken defense of the tr ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Faber & Faber (first published February 19th 1996)
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Siobhan
Sep 02, 2009 Siobhan rated it liked it
If you're interested in finding out about William Bulger's brother James, don't read this. But if what interests you is the political process, this is an interesting book and a fairly quick read.

Bulger is a tad disingenuous in places. Clearly, he did not have a good relationship with the media, and has little good to say about the Fourth Estate. But toward the end of the book, he states that he has nothing against the media. Um, sorry, not buying it.

I can understand, though, why he was at odds
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Aaron
Dec 29, 2015 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A refreshing & enlightening read that reminds one to take people as you find them.
Michael
Mar 07, 2014 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reasonably charming, especially so about his younger years in Boston, a bit self serving at the end but he is an impressive guy.
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