The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Howie Carr

Narrated By: Michael Prichard

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2006

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes


This fresh account of Massachusetts's infamous Bulger brothers unveils a stunning criminal alliance, and with its dual biography format, goes deeper than the New York Times bestselling Black Mass. For the first time, journalist Howie Carr reveals the real story behind the infamous Bulgers-two brothers from South Boston who grew up to control a state. With political corruption on one side and deadly force on the other, the Bulgers shared a diabolic and destructive alliance for decades. James 'Whitey' Bulger, the 'bad' son, blazed a murderous trail to become Boston's most feared mobster and remains one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. William 'Billy' Bulger, the 'good' son, wielded the gavel as president of the Massachusetts State Senate and the University of Massachusetts, but was eventually forced from both positions. The parallel stories of these two brothers, rich in anecdote and shocking in their revelations, read like an unholy hybrid of All the King's Men and The Godfather.


  • Anonymous

    Read this just before Whitey Bulger was captured. EXCELLENT account of corruption and suffering of the innocent.

  • David Naughton

    Excellent narrative on how the Bulgers had Boston in their pockets

  • Paul Farber

    This book is a real eye-opener. The author traces the corruption of Boston politics from the beginning of the 20th century. He concentrates on the doings of the 2 Bulger brothers, one a politician and the other a criminal. The local FBI, in their war against the Mafia, enlist the services of Whitey Bulger as an informant. His brother Billy Bulger embarks on a political career serving in the state senate. Whitey Bulger wields power in the Boston underworld by killing off his competitors or having the FBI dispatch them through the criminal justice system. His brother raises through Massachusett's state government and ultimately becomes president of the University of Massachusetts. Howie Carr spares no one in this account. Governor Dukakis and Senator Kerry come in for some scathing criticism as they chose to ignore the rampant corruption in state government.

Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century

by Howie Carr

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