Best-selling Author Dick Lehr will discuss why Whitey Bulger's story is of historical significance and will comment on his racketeering trial and his claim that he was never actually an FBI informant.
Where : 1111 Beacon Street, Brookline
When: Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm
Wine and light fare will be served
Whitey Bulger: His trial and place in history
Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified material, join us as we dig deep into the mind of James J. “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees.
Whitey is an American original – a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of terror, deadly intimidation, and the deft touch of a politician.
In an Irish-American neighborhood where loyalty was always rule one, the Bulger brand was loyalty to oneself.
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Dick Lehr (www.dicklehr.com) is an author and professor
of journalism at Boston University. He previously wrote for The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting and won numerous journalism awards. Lehr is co-author of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss and Black Mass, a New York Times best-seller which chronicles the FBI’s corrupt ties to Whitey Bulger and is being adapted into a film.
Lehr has been a Visiting Journalist at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.