Loved and Feared: Buddy McLean, Boss of The Notorious Winter Hill Gang During Boston's Irish Mob War

Larry Leavitt (Author)
Available

Description

During the 1950s and '60s, Buddy McLean had the reputation as the toughest man walking the streets of Boston. Hundreds challenged him. No one could take him.

In the same time span, the young truck driver/longshoreman from Somerville began building a criminal enterprise. Years later, it became known as the Winter Hill Gang.

In 1961, Buddy faced confrontation with the ruthless and violent McLaughlin brothers of nearby Charlestown. When he wouldn't concede to them, a feud started. More than sixty people died.

From those who knew Buddy McLean best, this is his life story.

(About the Author)

Larry Leavitt once lived in Everett, Massachusetts, close to Somerville, where Buddy McLean lived. He had relatives in Somerville who were friendly with Buddy. The author currently lives in Peabody, Massachusetts, where he teaches physical education in the public-school system. He is married, and has a daughter and two sons. This is his first book.

Product Details

Price
$21.95
Publisher
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL
Publish Date
July 30, 2019
Pages
458
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.02 X 1.02 inches | 1.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781950860128

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate