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by Edward MacKenzie Jr.,Phyllis Karas

Download Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob eBook
ISBN:
1586420763
Author:
Edward MacKenzie Jr.,Phyllis Karas
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Steerforth; Reprint edition (June 22, 2004)
Pages:
272 pages
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1131 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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345


Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr. was a drug dealer and enforcer who would do just about anything for Bulger. Street Soldier was a fun book to read. Having lived and worked on the South Shore of Massachusetts as a Police Detective, I found this book to be well written.

Edward J. Some author, reporters for Boston's liberal press would disagree and say it was untruthful are completely wrong.

Street Soldier was a fun book to read This book does focus much attention on Eddie Mac's personal life and what led him to his life of crime

Street Soldier was a fun book to read. More truth comes out of questionable people rather than some who think they are always right. I highly recommend this book. This book does focus much attention on Eddie Mac's personal life and what led him to his life of crime. Eddie Mac doesn't hold back, and tells it all, from the embarassing to the, so called, 'glorious.

During the 1980s, Edward J. MacKenzie, J. Eddie Mac, was a drug . Eddie Mac, was a drug dealer and enforcer who would do just about anything for Bulger. Eddie Mac provides a window onto a world rarely glimpsed by those on the outside.

MacKenzie, Edward, 1958-; Karas, Phyllis; Muscato, Ross. Family man - Connolly's Corner Cafe, established 1985 - Dealing - Golden gloves - A different breed - Street soldier - A member of the family - The dog room - Family problems - Plea bargain - The Colombian cartel - Life after Whitey - Women studies -. - The party's over - My little chicks - Where are they now? Notes. page 9-16 are missing in the book.

by Edward J. MacKenzie Jr. and Phyllis Karas. This book offers a raw insight to the days when Whitey Bulger and his Irish mob ruled the streets of Southie.

Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mo.

Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob. by Edward J. Street Soldier is as disturbing and fascinating as a crime scene, as heart-stopping as a bar fight, and at times as darkly comic as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction or Martin Scorsese’s Good Fellas. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Street Soldier; My Life as an Enforcer for "Whitey" Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob by Edward . Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2011.

Street Soldier; My Life as an Enforcer for "Whitey" Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob by Edward MacKenzie and Phyllis Karas, Steerforth, 256 p. ISBN 1-58642-076-3. Wright, Chris (July 17, 2003).

My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob. By: Edward MacKenzie J. Phyllis Karas. Narrated by: Matthias N Bossi. Reading it is like happening upon a street crime and entering the perpetrator's mind.

For decades the FBI let James “Whitey” Bulger get away with murder, an almost unbelievable story that entered a new chapter when Bulger was arrested in California and put on trial. During the 1980s, Edward J. MacKenzie, Jr., “Eddie Mac,” was a drug dealer and enforcer who would do just about anything for Bulger. In this compelling eyewitness account, the first from a Bulger insider, Eddie Mac delivers the goods on his one-time boss and on such former associates as Stephen ''The Rifleman'' Flemmi and turncoat FBI agent John Connolly. Eddie Mac provides a window onto a world rarely glimpsed by those on the outside.Street Soldier is also a story of the search for family, for acceptance, for respect, loyalty, and love. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, MacKenzie became a ward of the state of Massachusetts, suffered physical and sexual abuse in the foster care system, and eventually drifted into a life of crime and Bulger's orbit. The Eddie Mac who emerges in these pages is complex: An enforcer who was also a kick-boxing and Golden Gloves champion; a womanizer who fought for custody of his daughters; a tenth-grade dropout living on the streets who went on, as an adult, to earn a college degree in three years; a man, who lived by the strict code of loyalty to the mob, but set up a sting operation that would net one of the largest hauls of cocaine ever seized. Eddie's is a harsh story, but it tells us something important about the darker corners of our world.Street Soldier is as disturbing and fascinating as a crime scene, as heart-stopping as a bar fight, and at times as darkly comic as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction or Martin Scorsese’s Good Fellas.
  • Malodred
Yet another Southie gangster memoir, Street Soldier is told from the POV of a legbreaking, hard drinking hustler who served as an enforcer for Jimmy Bulger's syndicate in the 1980s heyday. Mackenzie's tell all is nothing new and doesn't break any new ground, but compelling enough for any fan of the genre. From what I know, Eddie has been using this very book to intimate people lately and was arrested last year for various racketeering charges involving his role in a massive money laundering involving a wealthy church in Beacon Hill, MA. I guess old habits do die hard.
  • Moogura
Whether you believe some or all, the author(s) have cashed-in on the "Black Mass" windfall just as many former 'Southie' sociopaths have done. Written for money, targeted at the prurient-voyeur audience.

Without actually witnessing the acts, his co-writers-editors coaxed from the author, it is near impossible to know whether the central character now a somehow reformed sexual predator and convicted felon DAD is at all credible. There are many egocentric tough guy testosterone oozings about sex and self gratification and 'Southie' the current 'Whitey' worship-pulp rage. The authors omit the others separate from Eddie Mac's closed macho 'Southie' culture and miss all the good ethnic tribal stuff that came from that little spit of America. Was it the devil, poverty and drugs that made them do it?, likely money just now. We'll never really know.
  • Domarivip
Street Soldier was a fun book to read. Having lived and worked on the South Shore of Massachusetts as a Police Detective, I found this book to be well written. Some author / reporters for Boston's liberal press would disagree and say it was untruthful are completely wrong. More truth comes out of questionable people rather than some who think they are always right. I highly recommend this book.
  • Owomed
This was a page turner because of the auto biographical nature with which it was told.... Again the family dynamics are so relevant the loyalties and fellowships described, were easy for me to identify with, having lived in most of these neighborhoods and known so many of the characters, from a distance. Although no matter where the reader is from this is an outstanding account of the trials and tribulations of a Foster Child's life and all they endure at the hands of evil people. They're were also heartwarming tales of the his final Foster Parents who showed genuine compassion for those children in their care. The real horror unfolds on the streets of Boston upon his move to South Boston. Its hard to imagine in the city I so love and wonder, why does it have to be like this? Is there any way we can arrogate these types of behavior? All I can do is keep on praying and have compassion and patience with my fellow man...
  • Perdana
Eddie Mac is the most, 'approchable' of the writing Whitey associates. This is a down and gritty write from an inside perspective of 'Whitey' Bulger's Irish Mob. An excellent read for anyone interested in the inside workings of Boston's Irish underground. This book does focus much attention on Eddie Mac's personal life and what led him to his life of crime. Eddie Mac doesn't hold back, and tells it all, from the embarassing to the, so called, 'glorious.' Must read for those interested in the topic. Eddie does not glorify himself as some others do. In fact you are almost convienced Eddie is sorry for what he did. You almost want to console him, but watch out, he is dangerous!!!!!
  • Dagdalas
The writer seemed high on himself. I did not believe a lot of the things he said in the book. Some parts seemed to be based on fiction instead of reality. I didn't live this guys life so who knows, I could be wrong. For me I did not enjoy it. I am considering reading Kevin Weeks's story to see if they match up and if his is even mentioned in it.
  • Gavirgas
Great book. Very easy reading and the chapters were short but full of detail.
This lowlife legbreaker writes about the sexual pleasure he gets from breaking peoples legs, rats out other crooks to save his own criminal behind, and then tells us about how touched he is after going to college and finding out he's a good guy who loves his daughters. I felt disgusted with this guy who seemed top think the OTHER crooks were bad and he was good, after all he went to college. (so did Ted Bundy)

I had read BLACK MASS earlier and liked it. Still curious about Whitey Bulger, I tried this book. It stunk. I could write about my disgust with this book (and I LOVE mob books) for days, but instead just send me your address and you can have my copy. This fool should not take anyone else's money.