About The Talk: New York Times best-selling author Howie Carr returns to the Tewksbury Public Library to discuss his latest book –Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of Whitey Bulger. Boston organized-crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was the most-wanted man in America, with a $2 million reward on his head, when he was finally captured by the FBI in June 2011 after 16 years as a fugitive. Earlier this year, Bulger finally went on trial in his hometown. Explore the 7-week trial which featured a parade of hitmen, drug dealers, bookies, and crooked FBI agents testifying against their former boss, all told through the eyes of Whitey Bulger’s arch-nemesis, the incomparable Howie Carr.
About The Speaker: Howie Carr is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Brothers Bulger and Hitman. Before Bulger fled in 1994, Carr was such an implacable foe of the serial killing gangster that Whitey tried to kill him as he left his house in suburban Boston, an incident reported in 2006 on 60 Minutes. Whitey’s younger brother, Billy Bulger, then the president of the Massachusetts State Senate, publicly referred to Carr as “the savage.” Carr is also the host of a daily syndicated four-hour radio program heard throughout New England, and is a member of the national Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. Carr, a Boston Herald columnist, won a National Magazine Award in 1985 for essays and criticism in Boston magazine.
Seating is limited to 100. Book selling and signing after the talk for those interested. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Please note the later than usual start time.