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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forge Books (February 25, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765337762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765337764
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Whitey on Trial, cinematic in scope and presentation, brings to life the intense and complex experiences of the ‘stage and battleground’ of criminal prosecution. I was hooked from the opening paragraphs. If you read the headlines and think you understood this case, think again. This is a must-read."
—Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of Dr. Drew on Call, Loveline, and Celebrity Rehab  

"Leiberman helped me hunt Whitey for years with passion for all of his victims. This book is truly an inside and compelling view of a legendary trial. McLean and Leiberman have written a must-read for true crime lovers."
—John Walsh, creator and host of America’s Most Wanted

"Jon Leiberman is one of America’s top investigative journalists. He and Margaret McLean have formed an incredible team—relentlessly searching for the truth in this case. You will be stunned by what they've learned. A can’t-put-it-down real life thriller."
—Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN Host

"For a quarter century, Whitey Bulger terrorized the city of Boston and corrupted even the FBI agents charged with bringing him down. In this meticulous, day-by-day account of Whitey's final reckoning, Margaret McLean and Jon Leiberman vividly capture the drama of a major criminal trial and the downfall of one of America's most notorious gangsters. Like the best true-crime writing, it reads like fiction. Utterly riveting."
—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

 

About the Author

 MARGARET MCLEAN practiced law as a criminal prosecutor and civil litigation attorney. She currently teaches law at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. McLean is a legal analyst on numerous national television and radio shows, and has a weekly nationally syndicated radio show called It's A Crime Radio.  

JON LEIBERMAN is an award-winning investigative correspondent, host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. Jon hosts "Leiberman Live" on Sirius XM and is a crime contributor for CNN HLN and WildAboutTrial.com and a crime blogger for Huffington Post. 

 

 


More About the Author

Jon Leiberman is an Emmy award-winning investigative correspondent, host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. Jon hosts "Leiberman Live" - a daily news show on Sirius XM and "Embedded with Jon Leiberman" on Howard TV. He is a CNN HLN contributor and a contributor to WildAboutTrial.com and "Snapped" on Oxygen. Jon hosts "The CrimeLine With Jon Leiberman" for Spreecast. and a web series for AOL entitled "Searching For Justice." He is currently working on co-authoring his first true crime book on the James "Whitey" Bulger trial for Forge/MacMillan. "Whitey On Trial" comes out Feb.25,2014.

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Ms. McLean and Mr. Leiberman have done an excellent job.
Stephanie Langlois
Like a good suspense novel, this real-life drama will dazzle you with its ability to make you feel for all the characters in it.
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Even if you followed the trial all summer long in 2013, so much more comes out in this book.
Megan Carroll

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Megan Carroll on March 14, 2014
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As a former Massachusetts prosecutor 20 years ago, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the Whitey Bulger case. What eventually came out in this trial and how McLean and Lieberman treated it in this book was more informative than I expected. Even if you followed the trial all summer long in 2013, so much more comes out in this book. The legal analysis, exclusive interviews, and Whitey's handwritten letter to Margaret McLean, all make this book riveting and one-of-a-kind. You won't be able to put it down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elephant Boy on March 8, 2014
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Unlike other Whitey books, This one takes right into the courtroom. With a large cast of characters the narrative never got confusing. The only negative I found was that the pictures in the book was too small for the pages. Other than that it was an excellent book , . If there ever make a Whitey Bulger movie, this should be it main source.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Polesel on March 4, 2014
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I was hooked from the very beginning. I had read and seen things on the internet and t.v. about Whitey and his career. I didn't know the half of it. This book placed me front in center of it all. I felt like I walked in to that courtroom every day and attended the trial of the century. I felt the pain of the victims families. I felt fear of the criminals who took the stand and the man who was at the center of it all. This book was well written. Hands down this was the best true crime book I have read in a long time. Jon and Margaret have out done themselves. All of their hard work has truly paid off, and it shows in every word written in this book. THIS IS A MUST READ!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Loretta on February 27, 2014
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This book is well written and hard to put down While there are many characters and facts in this case, the authors did a good job helping the reader keep track of it all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brett Balducci on February 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Of course I did that. Jon is good and funny. Not much to say about him. He is really funny when drunk.
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This book grabbed my attention from the very first page. I had general knowledge of the James 'Whitey' Bulger story, and I was very impressed with the amount of information I learned and how riveting a manner it was told.

Jon Leiberman and Margaret McLean give first hand accounts of the trial of Bulger, and all the drama which ensued. Considering no parts of this trial were ever televised, they gave me a true sense of being in the courtroom. They also detail the victims' perspective which I appreciated. This helps to reinforce and remind the reader that while the story of Bulger's criminal exploits is so vast and sounds like fiction, it is indeed a true story with horrific consequences. The personal letter from Bulger gives insight into the mind of this killer.

I enjoy true crime and biographies, and I loved this book. The research is extensive, and the narrative flows very nicely. It is as engrossing as any suspense/thriller novel I have read. I highly recommend WHITEY ON TRIAL. Ms. McLean and Mr. Leiberman have done an excellent job.
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