The Westies

The Westies

Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob

Book - 1991
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Even among the Mob, the Westies were feared. Out of a partnership between two sadistic thugs, James 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, loansharking, 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.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1991, c1990
ISBN: 9780312924294
0312924291
Branch Call Number: 364.106 E58w
HV6452.N72 W474 1991bx
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill. ; 18 cm

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