The Resource Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang, Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis

Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang, Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis

Label
Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang
Title
Citizen Somerville
Title remainder
growing up with the Winter Hill Gang
Statement of responsibility
Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1960's a bloody civil war broke out between the two powerful Irish Mob families in the Somerville Massachusetts neighborhood known as Winter Hill. Over sixty men were murdered, including the leader of the Winter Hill Gang, James "Buddy" McLean. The leadership of one of the most influential non-Italian crime organizations in the United States was inherited by his childhood friend, Howard T. "Howie" Winter. The events during Winter's tenure offer a true picture of an era in Boston's pre-Whitey Bulger history when the streets were protected by a close-knit group of Irish-Italian "businessmen." This story slices a layer deeper than a crime memoir by allowing a usually ostracized faction to speak - the women. After decades of silence, three strong and very different females lift the Mob veil and voice their own struggle to survive in Somerville's criminal circle. Often painfully poignant and yet frequently hilarious, this is a microscopic view of a generation struggling to walk the moral tightrope between societal decency and the loyalty of criminality
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NOG
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Martini, Bobby
Dewey number
364.1092/2744/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6452.M4
LC item number
M37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Keratsis, Elayne
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  • Organized crime
  • Mafia
  • Gangsters
  • Irish Americans
  • Somerville (Mass.)
  • Gangsters
  • Irish Americans
  • Mafia
  • Organized crime
  • Massachusetts
Label
Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang, Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis
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Publication
Extent
1 online resource (395 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations,)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035685220
Label
Citizen Somerville : growing up with the Winter Hill Gang, Bobby Martini and Elayne Keratsis
Link
Publication
Extent
1 online resource (395 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations,)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035685220

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