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The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, March 24, 2013

Co-authors Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow, co-authors of The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, will present an illustrated lecture on the history of Boston's organized crime from the early 20th century through the capture of James "Whitey" Bulger. "(T)he strong connections that once linked Brahmin bluebloods and the literary elite are eerily mirrored by the ties among the hit men, loansharks, guns-for-hire and dope dealers who also walked Boston's streets."

Beverly Ford is currently a freelance journalist for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. As a newspaper reporter and freelance writer, she has written about mob murders and court trials involving several people profiled in The Boston Mob Guide.

Stephanie Schorow's books include The Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbery Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, The Cocoanut Grove Fire, and in 2012, Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits.

The Boston Mob Guide will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.

(This program was originally scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2013, but that event was cancelled because the Library was closed for the weekend of February 9-10. We have rescheduled the program for Sunday, March 24.)

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