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The Westies review Ú 107 Pects his friend has sold him out He returns the favor breaking the underworld’s code of silence and testifying against his gang in open court  From one of the creators of NYPD Blue and Homicide Life on the Street comes an incredible true story of what it means to survive in the world of organized crime where murder is commonplace. The Westies was the name given by the press and the police to a group of Irish mobsters working out of Hell s Kitchen from the late 60s to the late 80s Led by Jimmy Coonan this violent gang of psychopaths terrorized their small section of New York City leaving a trail of bodies behind Coonan started out by wanting revenge against gang leader Mickey Spillane not that Spillane who had pistol whipped Coonan s father The gang was responsible for an estimated 60 100 murders It s easy to give the Westies credit than they deserve For the most part they were brawn than brain inclined to kill people at the drop of a hat for no real reason They were often laughably incompetent Their repeated attempts to kill Danny Grillo are a good example of this Roy DeMeo a Gambino crime family soldier disposed of Grillo almost as an afterthought much to the Westies embarrassment This is a fascinating though horrifying read The Westies placed no value on any human lives other than their own and the number of brutal murders in the book is mind numbing It is said that truth is stranger than fiction but it can also be much darker No fictional horror story can match this real life one simply because it is real The problem I have with this book is English s handling of Francis Mickey Featherstone one of the Westies chief killers Featherstone is portrayed in a surprisingly sympathetic light A Vietnam vet with paranoid schizophrenia and possibly PTSD Featherstone comes across as pathetic and sad Uhm no He s not He s a violent criminal who brutally murdered several people Detective Jim Coffey who caught Featherstone said You wouldn t want to get into an argument with him over a parking space It s almost as if English thought he had to have a sympathetic character somewhere in this story and he figured Featherstone who copped a plea and testified against his fellow gangsters fit the bill Stumptown Vol 1 in open court  From one of the creators of NYPD Blue and Homicide Life on the Street comes an incredible true story of what The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I it means to survive Surprised by Suffering in the world of organized crime where murder Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book is commonplace. The Westies was the name given by the press and the police to a group of Irish mobsters working out of Hell s Kitchen from the late 60s to the late 80s Led by Jimmy Coonan this violent gang of psychopaths terrorized their small section of New York City leaving a trail of bodies behind Coonan started out by wanting revenge against gang leader Mickey Spillane not that Spillane who had pistol whipped Coonan s father The gang was responsible for an estimated 60 100 murders It s easy to give the Westies credit than they deserve For the most part they were brawn than brain The Hyde Park Headsman inclined to kill people at the drop of a hat for no real reason They were often laughably The Best American Science Writing 2006 incompetent Their repeated attempts to kill Danny Grillo are a good example of this Roy DeMeo a Gambino crime family soldier disposed of Grillo almost as an afterthought much to the Westies embarrassment This Farmer is a fascinating though horrifying read The Westies placed no value on any human lives other than their own and the number of brutal murders Expanding Opportunity in the book A Little Mistake is mind numbing It Gaia Ambition is said that truth Heavy Expectations is stranger than fiction but Bosom Destiny it can also be much darker No fictional horror story can match this real life one simply because Keys to inner space it Nann Dunnes Books Sampler is real The problem I have with this book Orley Farm is English s handling of Francis Mickey Featherstone one of the Westies chief killers Featherstone Wanting Jocelyn is portrayed Nashtaneer Dui bon Malancha in a surprisingly sympathetic light A Vietnam vet with paranoid schizophrenia and possibly PTSD Featherstone comes across as pathetic and sad Uhm no He s not He s a violent criminal who brutally murdered several people Detective Jim Coffey who caught Featherstone said You wouldn t want to get The Serpentine Cave into an argument with him over a parking space It s almost as The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps New Poems if English thought he had to have a sympathetic character somewhere A Mrs Miracle Christmas in this story and he figured Featherstone who copped a plea and testified against his fellow gangsters fit the bill

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The Westies review Ú 107 A chilling true story of murder and betrayal on Manhattan’s gritty West Side  It’s men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell’s Kitchen its name In the mid 1970s these two longtime friends take the reins of New York’s Irish mob using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power Jimmy a charismatic socio. I purchased this one on a Kindle daily deal and I think I got burned My enthusiasm when I started was pretty high and then just a few pages in it began to fall and continued falling until the very end when I just kind of flipped through the epilogueMy disappointment sprang from a misunderstanding I thought this was a work of non fiction I was expecting to read some fairly dry but interesting text about the Westies maybe some good direct uotes brought up during proceedings etc Instead I got fictionalized passages all emotioned up stuffed with slang and filtered through the author s idea of what these people were truly like and who were the true good guysA uoteAs his tour of duty wore on Featherstone s sense of guilt and displacement deepened He drank almost every day Sometimes he would get so fucked up he would have blackouts and hardly remember what had happened the night beforeAnotherNot only were the Italians going to be looking into this Ruby Stein thing but now there were going to be bulls or police all over the neighborhoodAnotherWith three razzle dazzle courtroom victories in a row Hochheiser and Aronson became folk heroes in criminal circles on the West Side of Manhattan and the scourge of the NYPDadd to those ugly little messes a few others like a vivid description from the point of view of a guy who was getting shot It noted where he was hit first and how bad it hurt again from his point of view and then revealed that this guy died a few minutes later Right Got it I understand the author s desire to add drama to what could otherwise be dry but this seemed excessiveIt was also obvious that the author had written down various notes that he felt needed to be attached to certain minor characters and then never checked them off the I ve used this already list leaving readers subjected multiple times to passages likeMad Dog Sullivan rud to have been the one who killed Jimmy HoffaLet me check my notes and make sure that s a different Mad Dog Sullivan than the one you told me is rud to have killed Jimmy HoffaOne last uote which I point out specifically it was largely a sympathetic piece presenting Mickey as a victim of warWhen I read that line I had to check to see if the author was talking about his own book or some other published workI trudged through to the finish hoping the description of the trial would somehow miraculously pull this book out of its downward spiral but no The whole thing held my interest about as much as some crappy History Channel docu drama at 3 in the morning basically not worth the effort reuired to make it stop might as well just let it roll until we reach the creditschokengtitiktitikchokengs Apparently I don t have a category on my Kindle for fictionalized version of non fiction events so it just went into read and hopefully will never creep out again Stumptown Vol 1 its name In the mid 1970s these two longtime friends take the reins of New York’s Irish mob using brute force to give The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I it hitherto unthinkable power Jimmy a charismatic socio. I purchased this one on a Kindle daily deal and I think I got burned My enthusiasm when I started was pretty high and then just a few pages Surprised by Suffering in Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book it began to fall and continued falling until the very end when I just kind of flipped through the epilogueMy disappointment sprang from a misunderstanding I thought this was a work of non fiction I was expecting to read some fairly dry but The Hyde Park Headsman interesting text about the Westies maybe some good direct uotes brought up during proceedings etc Instead I got fictionalized passages all emotioned up stuffed with slang and filtered through the author s The Best American Science Writing 2006 idea of what these people were truly like and who were the true good guysA uoteAs his tour of duty wore on Featherstone s sense of guilt and displacement deepened He drank almost every day Sometimes he would get so fucked up he would have blackouts and hardly remember what had happened the night beforeAnotherNot only were the Italians going to be looking Farmer into this Ruby Stein thing but now there were going to be bulls or police all over the neighborhoodAnotherWith three razzle dazzle courtroom victories Expanding Opportunity in a row Hochheiser and Aronson became folk heroes A Little Mistake in criminal circles on the West Side of Manhattan and the scourge of the NYPDadd to those ugly little messes a few others like a vivid description from the point of view of a guy who was getting shot It noted where he was hit first and how bad Gaia Ambition it hurt again from his point of view and then revealed that this guy died a few minutes later Right Got Heavy Expectations it I understand the author s desire to add drama to what could otherwise be dry but this seemed excessiveIt was also obvious that the author had written down various notes that he felt needed to be attached to certain minor characters and then never checked them off the I ve used this already list leaving readers subjected multiple times to passages likeMad Dog Sullivan rud to have been the one who killed Jimmy HoffaLet me check my notes and make sure that s a different Mad Dog Sullivan than the one you told me Bosom Destiny is rud to have killed Jimmy HoffaOne last uote which I point out specifically Keys to inner space it was largely a sympathetic piece presenting Mickey as a victim of warWhen I read that line I had to check to see Nann Dunnes Books Sampler if the author was talking about his own book or some other published workI trudged through to the finish hoping the description of the trial would somehow miraculously pull this book out of Orley Farm its downward spiral but no The whole thing held my Wanting Jocelyn interest about as much as some crappy History Channel docu drama at 3 Nashtaneer Dui bon Malancha in the morning basically not worth the effort reuired to make The Serpentine Cave it stop might as well just let The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps New Poems it roll until we reach the creditschokengtitiktitikchokengs Apparently I don t have a category on my Kindle for fictionalized version of non fiction events so A Mrs Miracle Christmas it just went The Poison Garden into read and hopefully will never creep out again

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The Westies review Ú 107 Path is the leader Mickey whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily is his enforcer Together they make brutality their trademark butchering bodies or hurling them out the window Under their reign Hell’s Kitchen becomes a place where death literally rains from the sky But when Mickey goes down for a murder he didn’t commit he sus. Regardless of what some of the reviewers have written I found this to be a thoroughly riveting book putting into good honest prose something which has in the past been sensationalised on celluloid and pulp type detective novels Nowhere do we find the kind compassionate killer who cold bloodedly shoots his victim cleanly then puts his gloves on and calmly walks away Rather we find a desperate ruthlessness born of the environment of disadvantaged childhoods in an urban setting characterised by violence honour and misguided loyalties Some were cold blooded enough to kill and dispose of their victims in a particularly ghoulish way but some were caught in that endless cycle of kill or be killed Never has the term He who hesitates is lost been so aptly demonstrated or applied The mental torment suffered by those imprisoned in this lifestyle attempting to break free is brilliantly told by the author Some licence has been used in the record of the actual conversations but it must be remembered that reconstructions have been made by using several disparate viewpoints and after an interval of several years can you remember exactly what was said regarding a mundane event in your life And again what I really like to see in non fiction books the endpieces are well presented An interesting read I recommend to all interested in the American criminal underworld


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    [KINDLE] The Westies AUTHOR T.J. English I first became interested in The Westies when I saw a program called True Crime on the History Channel That particular episode was ab

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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ T.J. English T.J. English Ñ 7 characters Read & Download The Westies New York Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob murder mayhem extortion drug abuse sociopaths and body dismemberment what's not to like?

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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ T.J. English [KINDLE] The Westies AUTHOR T.J. English T.J. English Ñ 7 characters The Westies was the name given by the press and the police to a group of Irish mobsters working out of Hell's Kitchen from the late 60s to the late 80s Led by Jimmy Coonan this violent gang of psychopaths terrorized their small section of New Y

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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ñ T.J. English [KINDLE] The Westies AUTHOR T.J. English If the story told in this historical novel is true and it's largely based on fact as I am led to believe this proves the ethos espoused by the mythical Keyser Soze in the movie The Usual Suspects You don't need money guns or even numbers you just need the will to do what the other guy won'tThe infamous Westies a name the media an

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    [KINDLE] The Westies AUTHOR T.J. English uick what ethnic group do you think of when you think organized crime?Probably the Italians whether fictional like Don Corleone or the Sopranos; or real ones like Al Capone John Gotti Sammy The Bull Gravano etc Maybe a follow up thought would be Jews whether as organizers for the Italian mob or in their own orga

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    [KINDLE] The Westies AUTHOR T.J. English an interesting read really gets into the life of one of the nororious tough guys to come out of modern day hell's kitchen Francis 'Mickey' Featherstone It starts with a prologue AND A MAP and I can NOT stress this enough authors when you reference a specific geographic area over and over again with specific places PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include a map for my reference The prologue jumps you right to the end so you know where this m

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  • 10 June 2019
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