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Whitey by Gerard O'Neill
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Of all the organized crime figures I’ve read about or watched TV documentaries on Irish mob boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger of South Boston may have been the shrewdest, most ruthless and no doubt one of the smartest ones ever.

The unique thing about Bu
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Satan's Circus by Mike Dash
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Great book, terrible cop. I had no idea just how horrible the incredible level of corruption was in the NYPD and at Tammney Hall during that era. The DA and the Courts were a farce and a disgrace. The good news is it did have an impact on the departm ...more
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The Big Bam by Leigh Montville
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In the mid-1990’s while on an extended vacation to New York City one of the places I made the pilgrimage to was the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The HOF is an amazing place to be sure but the stand out moment and the memory ...more
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The Big Bam by Leigh Montville
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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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Great book if you love history. Garfield was a very interesting bootstraps man and would have been an amazing President if he hadn't been murdered by an insane lunatic early in his Presidency.

His medical care after the shooting is what led to his de
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The Natural by Bernard Malamud
The Natural
by Bernard Malamud
read in May, 2014
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90% percent of the time the book is always superior to the movie. Not in this case. The screenplay is a better story than the book will ever be. Hollywood loves a happy ending and in the movie version they give us that. The Hero in his final at bat g ...more
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The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
The Reader
by Bernhard Schlink
read in April, 2014
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Sad and tragic love story to be sure. It’s a good example how some never can forget pass hurts or past loves. The ending of the book did make me shed a tear. The words unspoken can haunt a person for the rest of their lives.
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Never Enough by Joe McGinniss
Never Enough
by Joe McGinniss
read in April, 2014
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
read in November, 2013
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Guilt and shame are their own form on justice. I was amazed just how many themes this book covers and Dostoyevsky did it brilliantly. Must read for any lover of classics.
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