Johnny Depp plays Whitey Bulger in Black Mass this month. Before Whitey Bulger was the head of The Winter Hill Gang, it was run by the founder, Buddy McLean. Michael McLean is the son of Buddy McLean and wrote The Irish King of Winter Hill. This book sheds light on this explosive period of history that happened on the streets and docks of Boston fifty years ago.
Says author Michael McLean, “I have read all the books and the information on the Internet about my father, and most of it is wrong. After talking to his closest friends, I decided I would set the record straight.” The book outlines the rise of Buddy McLean from his humble beginnings as a hardworking truck driver, to leading the now infamous Winter Hill Gang, to his murder in 1965.
For more information about Michael and his book, visit his author website.