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English, T. J. 1957-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 139 publications in 5 languages and 6,707 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  True crime stories  Television cop shows  Drama  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Television pilot programs  Television series 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6453.C9, 364.106097291
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by T. J English
Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost It to the revolution by T. J English( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning journalist and historian offers the story of how the Mob infiltrated Havana in the 1950s, made a fortune--and lost it all to Fidel Castro
The savage city : race, murder, and a generation on the edge by T. J English( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major new work from the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies: Through the stories of three desperate men--an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop, and a militant Black Panther--T.J. English tells the story of race, violence, and urban chaos in 1960s New York City"--
Paddy whacked : the untold story of the Irish-American gangster by T. J English( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the true saga of the Irish American mob, from the mid-nineteenth century all the way to the present day. The heritage of the Irish American gangster was established in America long before that of the more widely portrayed Italian American mafioso, and has held strong through the modern age. In fact, the highest-ranking organized crime figure on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List is not a wiseguy, a Latin King, or a gangbanging Blood or Crip, but an old-style Irish American mob boss from South Boston. Combining storytelling with thorough research and a slew of never-before-published material, English presents a cultural history of the Irish American underworld
The Westies : inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish mob by T. J English( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the bodies were buried : Whitey Bulger and the world that made him by T. J English( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of The Westies and Paddy Whacked offers a front-row seat at the trial of Whitey Bulger, and an intimate view of the world of organized crime--and law enforcement--that made him the defining Irish American gangster. For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger--the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger--was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures--while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder. Our greatest chronicler of the Irish mob in America, T.J. English covered the trial at close range--by day in the courtroom, but also, on nights and weekends, interviewing Bulger's associates as well as lawyers, former federal agents, and even members of the jury in the backyards and barrooms of Whitey's world. In Where the Bodies Were Buried, he offers a startlingly revisionist account of Bulger's story--and of the decades-long culture of collusion between the Feds and the Irish and Italian mob factions that have ruled New England since the 1970s, when a fateful deal left the FBI fatally compromised. English offers an authoritative look at Bulger's own understanding of his relationship with the FBI and his alleged immunity deal, and illuminates how gangsterism, politics, and law enforcement have continued to be intertwined in Boston. As complex, harrowing, and human as a Scorsese film, Where the Bodies Were Buried is the last word on a reign of terror that many feared would never end"--
Born to Kill : America's most notorious Vietnamese gang, and the changing face of organized crime by T. J English( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the changing face of organized crime as it traces the rise of a Vietnamese American gang in New York City
Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolution by T. J English( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on previously hidden historical sources and survivor interviews to profile mob-infiltrated Havana in the 1950s and cite the contributions of such figures as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, in an account that traces the relationships between President Batista and such mafia leaders as Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano
Where the bodies were buried : Whitey Bulger and the world that made him by T. J English( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For sixteen years, Whitey Bulger eluded the long reach of the law. For decades one of the most dangerous men in America, Bulger--the brother of influential Massachusetts senator Billy Bulger--was often romanticized as a Robin Hood-like thief and protector. While he was functioning as the de facto mob boss of New England, Bulger was also serving as a Top Echelon informant for the FBI, covertly feeding local prosecutors information about other mob figures, while using their cover to cleverly eliminate his rivals, reinforce his own power, and protect himself from prosecution. Then, in 2011, he was arrested in southern California and returned to Boston, where he was tried and convicted of racketeering and murder
The Westies : inside New York's Irish mob by T. J English( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Starting with a partnership between two sadistic thugs, Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone, the gang rose out of the inferno of Hell's Kitchen, a decaying tenderloin slice of New York City's West Side. They became the most notorious gang in the history of organized crime, excelling in extortion, numbers running, loan sharking, and drug peddling. Upping the ante on depravity, their specialty was execution by dismemberment. Though never numbering more than a dozen members, their reign lasted for almost twenty years--until their own violent natures got the best of them, precipitating a downfall that would become as infamous as their notorious ascension into the annals of crime
Nocturno de la Habana : cómo la mafia se hizo con Cuba y la acabó perdiendo en la revolución by T. J English( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To underworld kingpins Meyer Lansky and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Cuba was the greatest hope for the future of American organized crime in the post-Prohibition years. In the 1950s, the Mob'with the corrupt, repressive government of brutal Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in its pocket'owned Havana's biggest luxury hotels and casinos, launching an unprecedented tourism boom complete with the most lavish entertainment, top-drawer celebrities, gorgeous women, and gambling galore. But Mob dreams collided with those of Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and others who would lead an uprising of the country's disenfranchised against Batista's hated government and its foreign partners'an epic cultural battle that bestselling author T.J. English captures here in all its sexy, decadent, ugly glory
The Havana mob : gangsters, gamblers, showgirls and revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba by T. J English( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to kill : the rise and fall of America's bloodiest Asian gang by T. J English( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Throughout the late eighties and nineties, a gang of young Asian refugees cut a bloody swath through New York's Chinatown. They were the lost children of the Vietnam War, severed from their families by violence and cast adrift in a strange land. Banding together under the leadership of a megalomaniacal young psychopath, David Thai, they took their name from a slogan they had seen on helicopters and the helmets of U.S. soldiers: "Born to Kill." For a decade their empire was unassailable, built on a foundation of fear, ruthlessness, and unimaginable brutality - until one courageous gang brother helped bring it down from the inside
The savage city : race, murder, and a generation on the edge by T. J English( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A major new work from the New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne and The Westies: Through the stories of three desperate men--an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop, and a militant Black Panther--T.J. English tells the story of race, violence, and urban chaos in 1960s New York City"--Provided by publisher
Homicide, life on the street : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered the most realistic cop drama ever aired, Homicide: Life on the Street gives viewers a unique cops'-eye view of one of the most challenging jobs imaginable"--Container
Born to Kill by T. J English( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgar Award Finalist: An inside account of criminal life among Chinatown's fiercest thugs. They are children of the Vietnam War. Born and raised in the wasteland left by American bombs and napalm, these young men know a particular brand of cruelty--which they are about to export to the United States. When the Vietnamese gangs come to Chinatown, they adopt a name remembered from GI's helmets:?Born to Kill.? And kill they do, in a frenzy of violence that shocks even the old-school Chinese gangsters who once ran Canal Street. Killing brings them turf, money, and power, but also draws the government's eye. Even as Born to Kill reaches its height, it is marked for destruction. This story is told from the perspective of Tinh Ngo, a young gang member who eventually grows disenchanted with murder and death. When he decides to inform on his brothers to the police, he enters a shadow world far more dangerous than any gangland
Whitey's payback and other true stories of gangsterism, murder, corruption, and revenge by T. J English( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"T. J. English has been writing about men like Bulger for more thna two decades. And this collection, culled from his career in journalism and supported by new material, shows English at his best. In addition to the numerous pieces about Whitey, he reports stories about gangsters and organized crime from New York City to Jamaica to Hong Kong and Mexico"--Publisher's description
Old bones and shallow graves : the untold story of the Irish-American gangster by T. J English( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cité sauvage by T. J English( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paddy Whacked : The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster by T. J English( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T.J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike "King Mike" McDonald, Chicago's subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York's most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James "Whitey" Bulger, the ruthless and seemingly untouchable Southie legend
The Havana mob : how the mob owned Cuba--and then lost it to the revolution by T. J English( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the 1950s, as the Cuban people laboured under a violently repressive regime, the mob-financed revelry in Havana never stopped. This book captures a unique chapter not only in the history of organised crime but also in the history of the United States
 
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English, T. J.

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The savage city : race, murder, and a generation on the edgePaddy whacked : the untold story of the Irish-American gangsterThe Westies : inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish mobHavana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolutionThe Westies : inside New York's Irish mobNocturno de la Habana : cómo la mafia se hizo con Cuba y la acabó perdiendo en la revoluciónThe Havana mob : gangsters, gamblers, showgirls and revolutionaries in 1950s CubaBorn to kill : the rise and fall of America's bloodiest Asian gang