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read reader ó A Criminal and An Irishman The Inside Story of the Boston Mob IRA Connection ↠ Hardcover á patrick nee µ A Criminal and an Irishman is the story of Pat Nee’s life as an Irish immigrant and Southie son a Marine a convicted IROns and money from the United States to Ireland – in the bottoms of coffins behind false panels of vans – leading up to a transatlantic shipment of seven and a half tons of munitions aboard the fishing trawler Valhalla No other Southie underworld figure can match Pat’s reputation for resolve and authentici I couldn't put this down Learned a fair bit about Irish history along the way; things that were meaningful to read as a first person account rather than straight out of the history books

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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 Whitey Bulger His narrative transports the reader into the criminal underworld inside planning and preparation for an ard car he Picked this because it was it staring me in the face at my favorite used book store and I've just finished a spate of Whitey Bulger related fiction following his arrestIf you're not from Boston Whitey Bulger was psychopathic murderer who ran the Southie section of the city He took over by ratting out his rivals to the FBI — he was top level secret informer — and those the FBI didn't take care of Whitey and partner Stephen The Rifleman Flemmi did Whitey went on the lam before being indicted and was the FBI's Mosted Wanted Man before bin Ladin came on scene and returned to the top spot after bin Laden's deathI picked this up because the cover featured a picture of the Valhalla a fishing boat used to smuggle 7 12 tons of arms to the IRA from Gloucester MA to Ireland When Whitey was arrested I wrote about the case for the local paper which sparked my interest in all things WhiteyThis book is a little different from many out there related to Whitey It was penned by Patrick Nee who unlike many other Whitey associates who wrote books saw the man as he really was — a ego driven sociopath In the beginning the two Irishmen were rivals then reached an uneasy peaceNee a gang member who became a citizen and graduated to the Marines saw combat in Vietnam came home and picked up a life a crime The early chapters detail his life in one of Boston's Irish gangs his days in the Marines his budding interest in the IRA and the death of a brother two months after the brother finished two tours in Vietnam with the Air Force CommandBulger doesn't show up til halfway through the book when his Killeen gang tangles with Nee's Mullens Nee gets the leaders of the Boston Italian and Irish mafias to mediate and the two rivals become partners Nee is knocking off ard trucks to raise money in part for the IRA and Whitey lets him because it makes Whitey look good Nee becomes increasingly involved with the iRA smuggling and arms and starts distancing himself from Whitey But then comes the Valhalla and Nee uses some of Whitey's connections to make the biggest arms deal with the IRA to that date 1980sNee describes amassing the guns and the plans to ship them The authors also talked to the ship's captain to add life to this storyIn the end the Valhalla was betrayed Whitey blamed and killed a crew member who he was convicted of murdering in 2013Nee served 18 months for the gun running and went back to robbing ard cars to fund his IRA comrades He was soon back in jailThis book was a straightforward easy read but it was also a little flat Nee admits being a criminal but not a zealot — and that's the problem There's no humor or pathos here except when his brother is killed Nee keeps talking about his love of Ireland but I have no real feel on why he would risk his freedom and his life for the IRA

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A Criminal and An Irishman The Inside Story of the Boston Mob IRA ConnectionIst inside gang wars and revenge killings Nee details his evolution from tough street kid to armed robber to dangerous potential killer and discloses for the first time how he used his underworld connections and know how as a secret Boston based operative for the Irish Republican Army For years Pat smuggled weap If Your a fan all of books about the past like the 80's 90's and maybe even further back then that andif u like books about the Mafia in this case the Irish Mafia then i think you'll enjoy this book At first i was exactly sure what to expect considering that i had only read one other previous book about the Irish Mafia The Winter Hill Gang Whitey Bulger I was presently supprised when i opened it up and started to get into the book iteself To get u a synapses of the book its about a gentleman and i use the term loosely here named Patrick Pat Nee He was originally born in Ireland moved when he was young to America specifically Boston and from there on it things got interesting i don't want to give away too much but i suggest if you are curious about stuff like this like i was i highly suggest this book