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by Michael Blythe,Patrick Nee

  • ISBN: 1586421034
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Michael Blythe,Patrick Nee
  • Subcategory: True Crime
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Steerforth; 1st edition (March 14, 2006)
  • Pages: 240 pages
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  • EPUB size: 1128 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 337
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I would recommend Patrick Nee's book to all my reading friends.

Michael Blythe, like his good friend Pat Nee, is a lifelong South Boston resident who served in the . I would recommend Patrick Nee's book to all my reading friends. His writing of his own story is do much better than a reporters one sided agenda.

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His narrative transports the reader into the criminal underworld, inside the planning and preparation for an armored car heist, inside gang wars and revenge killings. Pat Nee details his evolution from tough street kid to armed robber to dangerous potential killer.

by Patrick Nee, Michael Blythe, Richard Farrell. An Irishman and a criminal. com User, April 11, 2006. South Boston circa 1950-1985 is one of the hottest subjects to flood the new non-fiction book releases market at this moment. I absolutely loved this book.

A Criminal and An Irishman. The Inside Story of the Boston Mob-IRA Connection. by Patrick Nee,Richard Farrell,Michael Blythe

A Criminal and An Irishman. by Patrick Nee, Richard Farrell, Michael Blythe. A Criminal and an Irishman is the story of Pat Nee’s life as an Irish immigrant and Southie son, a Marine, a convicted IRA gun smuggler, and a former violent rival and then associate of James "Whitey" Bulger. His narrative transports the reader into the criminal underworld, inside planning and preparation for an armored car heist, inside gang wars and revenge killings. by Patrick Nee,Richard Farrell,Michael Blythe. The Inside Story of the Boston Mob - IRA Connection. By: Patrick Nee, Richard Farrell, Michael Blythe. Narrated by: R. C. Bray. Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins. From information based on newly declassified documents and the use of underworld sources, Boston Mob spans the gutters and alleyways of East Boston, Providence, and Charlestown to the halls of Congress in Washington, . and Boston's Beacon Hill. Its players include governors and mayors, and the Mafia Commission of New York City.

Nee, Patrick; Farrell, Richard; Blythe, Michael (2006). A criminal & an Irishman: the inside story of the Boston mob-IRA connection. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-58642-103-8. Nee 2006, p. 24. ^ Nee 2006, p. 25. ^ A Criminal and an Irishman, p. 80. ^ Patrick Nee, A Criminal and an Irishman, Chapter 12. "The Truce", pp. 127–134. A Criminal and an Irishman, pp. 131–32. Patrick Nee, A Criminal and an Irishman, p. 132. ^ "Locate a Federal Inmate: Patrick Nee". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 2011-06-27.

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Interested in learning more about reputed Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger? You're in luck. Bulger has been written about often over the years. See our other FREE newsletters. Select free newsletters: The Weekender. Although less informative than some of the other books on this list, Nee does offer an insider's perspective on the underworld, including his work with Bulger and operations like IRA gun smuggling. 9 of 10. of stories this month Get unlimited stories. You've read of free articles.

Only 1 left! Book Format: Paperback. Patrick does a good job of explaining his life of crime, as well as his work with the IRA. Lots of name dropping and places in South Boston. ShouldIReadIt, September 26, 2014.

A Criminal and an Irishman is an incomparable account of Pat Nee's life as an Irish immigrant and Southie son, a Marine, a convicted IRA gun smuggler, and a former top associate of Whitey Bulger's. His narrative transports the reader into the criminal underworld, inside the planning and preparation for an armored car heist, inside gang wars and revenge killings. Pat Nee details his evolution from tough street kid to armed robber to dangerous potential killer. He discloses for the first time how he used his underworld connections and know-how as a passionate and effective IRA operative. For years law enforcement and the media have speculated about important events with Pat Nee near or at their center: the Mullen-Killeen gang war for control of South Boston, the Valhalla smuggling operation (seven tons of heavy weapons aboard a fishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts, bound for Ireland), the murder of John McIntyre, and many other episodes. Pat NeeÕs stories are sometimes dark and brutal, but they shed light on the world in which we live, and are stories that only he can tell.
Reviews about A Criminal and an Irishman: The Inside Story of the Boston Mob-IRA Connection (7):
BroWelm
Before purchasing this book, I questioned whether I could take learning any more details of "Whitey" Bulger and the many crimes he committed. On the other hand, I found the background of the author, Patrick Nee, intriguing. Like Nee, I am a former Marine that can trace family members back to Galway including a branch with the same last name as Patrick's. So I took a chance and was glad to find that the book is interesting and well written, although there is a small portion on Marine boot camp that may be a bit vulgar for some readers.

I am fairly certain Patrick Nee could not reveal all the details of his past criminal activities and associations but what he did cover seemed credible. Despite the common belief, Patrick indicates that "Whitey" Bulger was not a dedicated IRA supporter. According to Patrick, Bulger was aware of the gun running operation aboard the "Valhalla" and the "Marati Ann" but not directly involved nor particularly concerned with the success of the mission. Unlike Bulger, Patrick was strongly committed to the cause of Irish independence and eventually served prison time for his role in the daring arms shipment. Reading this book, I could not help but wonder whether Bulger was the actual informer that revealed the details of the gun running operation to US and British authorities. I also wondered how useful much of the cargo would have been had it reached the IRA. Most of the armaments were decommissioned military surplus that should have been difficult maybe impossible to restore to operational quality.
Elizabeth
THIS BOOK WAS MERELY ''OKAY.'' HAVING READ EVERY BOOK WRITTEN ON WHITEY BULGER I FOUND THIS DULL BY COMPARISON. PATRICK NEE IS A VERY FRUSTRATING CHARACTER TO BEGIN WITH AS I FEEL HE SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR THE MYRIAD OF HORRIBLE CRIMES HE HAS COMMITTED OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING MURDER. SO, I WAS TOTALLY UNSYMPATHETIC OF THIS THUG
OFF THE GET-GO AND CANNOT STAND THE WAY HE GLORIFIES AND JUSTIFIES HIS LIFE OF CRIME THROUGHOUT THE BOOK, ESPECIALLY HIS LAME EXCUSE OF DOING IT IN THE NAME OF AIDING THE CAUSE OF IRELAND'S IRA. ROBBING BANKS TO GIVE THEM A PERCENTAGE OF THE MONEY HE GARNERED? 30% OF HIS TAKE? SERIOUSLY? SENDING THEM ILLEGAL ARMS, ETC. PROVIDING THE USE OF HIS BROTHER'S VACANT HOME (AKA ''THE HAUNTY'') FOR BULGER AND FLEMMI TO COMMIT AUTRO,CIOUS MURDERS THERE AND BURY THE VICTIMS IN THE BASEMENT, TWO OF WHICH WERE YOUNG WOMEN? AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED HE IS EVIL TO THE CORE...PERIOD AND BRAGS ABOUT HIMSELF THROUGHOUT THE BOOK. SICKENING.
Gosar
There was something lacking in this autobiography written by Patrick Nee. I felt some empathy for him initially but he lost his credibility somewhere along the way. I suspect he really was an FBI informant just like Whitey Bulger was. Although I enjoyed his description of what it was like to grow up in South Boston, along with how he turned to crime full time, he came across as disingenuous and hypocritical. Something tells me he was involved in more murders than he admitted to n the book.
Flathan
I love the books on the low level crooks because their life is so colorful and unique. I also love the whole task of how he tried to help smuggle guns to the IRA. And it was great hearing about all the IRA people he met and telling the truth about the struggle and not the Thatcher version of it
Ieregr
I would have given this book five stars, but four is the highest I go. Fantastic read, and factual, from all I've heard, read, and observed. Coming from the South Shore in Massachusetts and working in Law Enforcement for 25 years with two thirds in plain clothes I feel as though I'm somewhat connected to these stories of James Whutey Bulger. I would recommend Patrick Nee's book to all my reading friends. His writing of his own story is do much better than a reporters one sided agenda. Although Dick Lears books are very good as well. Amazon has the best selection of writings on the Bulgers.
Humin
You don't have to approve of the lifestyle choices of this thug to enjoy what is a great story. This is not really a morality tale per se although from the writer's warped perspective there is the redeeming aspect of the the whole in that Nee's passion was supporting the IRA terrorists by buying and shipping a huge magnitude of firearms for the "soldiers" to use to fight for their freedom. ( Great pains are taken to keep the arms dry so they are outfitted with plastic bags that the IRA soldiers store in the bogs ) A million dollars worth are shipped "free of charge" by the Boston irish patriots-I won't spoil all the fun for you readers. Whitey is only a supporting player in this particular shenanigans , but he does get artfully dissed which is a small pleasure... The bottom line is that all that honor and bravery aside,

there was no small amount of criminal shake downs, thefts, and all sorts of nefarious doings that supported the criminals self and family , but then again- he never said he was a "good guy" !
Hinewen
Excellent. I should say that I was one of the FBI agents arresting Pat Nee and his gang in the first chapter. Its interesting to read his perspective of what happened and compare it to what we knew at the time. I vividly recall taking him and his gang to court later that same day for their initial appearance. Pat's book is an example of fine narrative non-fiction.
Pat Nee has written a story of his life, from Ireland to the US, criminal activity to USMC , to helping out the IRA. Anyone can write about their lives and some books are more interesting than others, depending on what you've done in your life good or bad, Pats life had some of both but this is an honest story of life not sugar coated or making excuses. If your interested in people involved in the South Boston gangs, or Irish Americans involved in helping the IRA this is a great book to read.

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