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English, T. J. 1957-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 158 publications in 5 languages and 6,789 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
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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 )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,528 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 )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 978 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"--
Where the bodies were buried : Whitey Bulger and the world that made him by T. J English( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 682 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"--
The Westies : inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish mob by T. J English( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 528 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
The Corporation : an epic story of the Cuban American underworld by T. J English( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational story of the Cuban Mob in the United States. In April of 1961, a group of boats quietly approached the southern coast of Cuba, manned in large part by Cuban exiles who had fled in the wake of Castro's takeover. One of them was José Miguel Battle, who had worked as a policeman under Batista's regime, and had jumped at the opportunity to reclaim his country. But the Bay of Pigs invasion failed spectacularly, a betrayal that set in motion the creation of one of the most powerful and dangerous mobs in American history. By the mid-1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic melting pot; one of the most ruthless organizations was none other than the Cuban Mob, led by Battle, known as El Padrino, the Godfather. The Cuban Mob's primary criminal racket was a simple game of numbers known to law enforcement as 'policy' or 'the numbers racket, ' but to Latinos and on the street as 'bolita.' Betting the numbers was a hugely popular activity, with nickels and dimes wagered by average citizens adding up to billions of dollars for Battle and his underlings. The organization's power stemmed from a criminal culture embedded in South Florida's exile community and stretched up the East Coast to New York and New Jersey. This organization became known as 'the Corporation, ' and for decades it ruled supreme, even outstripping the Italian Mafia, until it all come crashing down in a crescendo of violence. An epic story of gangsters, drugs, political intrigue, and murder, [this book] reveals for the first time how an entire generation of outcasts, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops, hit men, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in a saga of desperation and empire building. T.J. English expertly interweaves the voices of insiders who speak openly for the first time with a trove of investigative material he has gathered over decades to tell the story of this highly successful criminal enterprise, setting it against the backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity that make it one of the great American gangster stories that has heretofore been overlooked. Drawing on the detailed reporting and impressive volume of evidence that drive his bestselling works, English offers a riveting inside look at this powerful and sordid crime organization and its decades-long hold in the United States."--Jacket
Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost it to the revolution by T. J English( Recording )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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 )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 170 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 )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 160 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
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 86 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 73 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 66 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 38 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 )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cité sauvage by T. J English( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paddy whacked : the untold story of the Irish American gangster by T. J English( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 20 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
AMERICAN GANGSTERS;A TRUE CRIME COLLECTION by T. J English( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter a world where money, muscle, and murder reign with three true crime books from the New York Times-bestselling author and Edgar Award finalist. Whitey's Payback: In this collection of sixteen stories culled from his journalism career, author T. J. English reveals the violent world of crime with in-depth pieces on everything from old-school mobsters to corrupt federal agents-including the most feared gangster in Boston history (and secret FBI informant), James "Whitey" Bulger, who vanished for sixteen years before finally being brought to justice. "Hard-hitting reporting." -Anthony Bruno, author of The Iceman The Westies: They were the gang even the Mafia thought twice about fighting-a gang of young, wild Irishmen led by cold-blooded Jimmy Coonan and his loyal gunman Mickey Featherstone who ruled Hell's Kitchen with a bloody fist. Their savagery gave them power, but their quick rise would eventually lead to betrayal and their ultimate downfall in this tale of vengeance, ambition, and the last of the Irish Mob in New York. "A harrowing account of big city crime." -Library Journal Born to Kill: This Edgar Award finalist chronicles the rise and fall of the infamous Born to Kill gang, a group of young Vietnamese men raised in the wasteland left by American bombs and napalm who came to New York's Chinatown to make a new life, but instead brought death in their wake. Told from the perspective of one gang member who wanted more than a life of bloodshed and testified against his brethren, Born to Kill is a shocking account of the American Dream gone nightmarishly wrong. "Hard-hitting ...torrid and fascinating." -The Austin Chronicle
 
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Havana nocturne : how the mob owned Cuba-- and then lost It to the revolution
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English, T. J.

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