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Montreals Irish Mafia Free read · 6 Their names resonate with organized crime in Montreal the Matticks MacAllisters Johnstons and Griffins and Peter Dunie Ryan They are the Irish euivalent of the infamous Rizzuto and Cotroni families and the Mom Bouchers and Walter Stadnicks of the Hells Angels Award winning producer journalist and author D'Arcy O'Connor narrates the genesis and rise to power of one of Montreal's most powerful violent and colorful criminal organizations It is the West End Gang whose members controlled the docks and fought the Hells Angels and Mafia for their share of the city's prostitution gambling loan sharking and drug dealing At times th. Written in the style of newspaper columns than a solid narrative this book offers the best and only view of the West End Gang O Connor may be a superb columnist but his book is not impressive There is a terrible attempt to describe Irish organized crime in general Then the book slowly discusses Irish hoodlums in Montreal Again there is almost nothing connecting the characters in each chapter so the book appears to be very disjointed The later chapters veer away from Irish gangsters to discuss Italian Haitian Biker and others Any good book would set the environment and the context of the subject matter Usually these early chapters are formulaic about community economics sociology and other drab material usually treated in a superficial way It provides a basic building block between the author and the reader Unfortunately O Connor really bungles the context Without grounding his narrative with chronology he weaves through space and time and largely offers a bumbling and incoherent overview of Irish gangsters This is appalling when one sees that he cites TJ English s Paddy Whacked as a source His attempts to describe crime conditions in Montreal by referencing the Whyos Gangs in New York and Whitey Bulger in Boston would confuse any normal reader and anger readers with a basic understanding of both references The book then progresses into a series of stories Rarely do the characters cross from one chapter to another leaving the reader confused as to how this characters could form a gang The result is that each chapter can easily stand alone and present itself as an interesting story albeit not part of a larger narrative O Connor makes a solid argument that the West End Gang was less a gang than a loose association of criminals If so he is merely describing the underworld in general And yet by the later chapters the West End Gang of Dunie Ryan and Alan Ross clearly constituted a large criminal organization not a vague confederation of neighborhood criminals with passing knowledge of one another The stories are solid and entertaining I especially enjoyed the chapters involving the Rubber Duck Suad and their leader Andre Savard who pursued the gangsters Savard was a cop and the Rubber Duck Suad was a police unit organized to pursue some bank thieves The group clearly walked an extra legal line In one instance the cops took a suspect to an abandoned school for uestioning The reader can imagine the line of uestioning in an abandoned building Hoodlums who threatened Savard physically or verbally also tended to die in situations that led to rumors of police executionsInstances like that led to the suad being dismantled It is unfortunate that it is so hard to connect the criminals to one anotherEven chapters on the famous leaders Ryan Ross MacAllister and Matticks are a bit confusing with regards to organization Are the bank robbers of previous chapters the cocaine kingpins of the later chapters It is hard to see progression or understand how the gang metamorphosed Billy MacAllister may have been a leader in the gang but it was hard to see that based on his chapter I barely understand a relationship between Ryan and Ross The chapter on Gerald Matticks concludes the chapters on the Irish Subseuent chapters discuss other criminal groups that fell into decline The bikers rose and fell spectacularly The Mafia also collapsed into a jumble of competing factions Into the void stepped the Haitian and Jamaican street gangs It is difficult to tell if they are pawns or power players What is clear they have almost no connection to the West End Irish Overall it is hard to recommend this book It is the only one discussing these gangsters However it is so convoluted seemingly disorganized and arbitrarily broken up that readers may not see a gang in the book but rather something akin to western outlaws Readers familiar with the subject matter will have a hard time getting past the introduction While the information in the introduction is not inaccurate it is presented in such a way that it is confusing and does not give readers a basic understanding of the subject matter The introduction does not introduce If readers continue on they will learn about colorful crimes and gangsters Yellow Brick War usually treated in a superficial way It provides a basic building block between the author and the reader Unfortunately O Connor really bungles the context Without grounding his narrative with chronology he weaves through space and time and largely offers a bumbling and incoherent overview of Irish gangsters This is appalling when one sees that he cites TJ English s Paddy Whacked as a source His attempts to describe crime conditions in Montreal by referencing the Whyos Gangs in New York and Whitey Bulger in Boston would confuse any normal reader and anger readers with a basic The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes understanding of both references The book then progresses into a series of stories Rarely do the characters cross from one chapter to another leaving the reader confused as to how this characters could form a gang The result is that each chapter can easily stand alone and present itself as an interesting story albeit not part of a larger narrative O Connor makes a solid argument that the West End Gang was less a gang than a loose association of criminals If so he is merely describing the Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei underworld in general And yet by the later chapters the West End Gang of Dunie Ryan and Alan Ross clearly constituted a large criminal organization not a vague confederation of neighborhood criminals with passing knowledge of one another The stories are solid and entertaining I especially enjoyed the chapters involving the Rubber Duck Suad and their leader Andre Savard who pursued the gangsters Savard was a cop and the Rubber Duck Suad was a police A Coney Island of the Mind Poems unit organized to pursue some bank thieves The group clearly walked an extra legal line In one instance the cops took a suspect to an abandoned school for Fearful Hunter #1 uestioning The reader can imagine the line of The Wedding Day uestioning in an abandoned building Hoodlums who threatened Savard physically or verbally also tended to die in situations that led to rumors of police executionsInstances like that led to the suad being dismantled It is Promise Me Tomorrow unfortunate that it is so hard to connect the criminals to one anotherEven chapters on the famous leaders Ryan Ross MacAllister and Matticks are a bit confusing with regards to organization Are the bank robbers of previous chapters the cocaine kingpins of the later chapters It is hard to see progression or Irresistible Intruder understand how the gang metamorphosed Billy MacAllister may have been a leader in the gang but it was hard to see that based on his chapter I barely The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard understand a relationship between Ryan and Ross The chapter on Gerald Matticks concludes the chapters on the Irish Subseuent chapters discuss other criminal groups that fell into decline The bikers rose and fell spectacularly The Mafia also collapsed into a jumble of competing factions Into the void stepped the Haitian and Jamaican street gangs It is difficult to tell if they are pawns or power players What is clear they have almost no connection to the West End Irish Overall it is hard to recommend this book It is the only one discussing these gangsters However it is so convoluted seemingly disorganized and arbitrarily broken The Razor's Edge up that readers may not see a gang in the book but rather something akin to western outlaws Readers familiar with the subject matter will have a hard time getting past the introduction While the information in the introduction is not inaccurate it is presented in such a way that it is confusing and does not give readers a basic The Old Man Who Loved Cheese understanding of the subject matter The introduction does not introduce If readers continue on they will learn about colorful crimes and gangsters

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Montreals Irish Mafia Free read · 6 Ey did not disdain forging alliances with rival gangs when huge profits were at stake or when a killing needed to be carried out The West End Gang the Irish Mafia of Montreal is a legendary beast They sprang out of the impoverished southwest of the city some looking for ways to earn enough just to survive some wanting than a job in an abattoir or on a construction site In that sense they were no different from other immigrants from Italy and other European countries A shortcut to wealth was their common goal And Montreal with its burgeoning post WWII population was ripe for the picking The Irish Mob made headlines with a s. You d think a story about the mafia or loose affiliation of badasses would be interesting This was about as interesting as reading an affidavit Such a shame

review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor

Montreals Irish Mafia Free read · 6 Pectacular Brinks robbery in 1976 using the money to broker a major heroin and cocaine trafficking ring It took over the Port of Montreal controlling the flow of drugs into the city drugs which the Mafia funnelled to New York The West End Gang had connections to the cocaine cartel in Colombia; hashish brokers in Morocco and France; and marijuana growers in Mexico The gang imported drugs on an enormous scale One bust that took place off the coast of Angola in 2006 involved 225 tonnes of hashish destined for Montreal The West End Gang is a ripping tale that unveils yet another chapter in Montreal's colorful criminal underwor. Details on the making of a city within a city Many Montreal institutions have been shaped by the mob such as the gay and lesbian club life restaurants discos the gay village construction cheese factories ect ect


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  1. says: PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor

    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] review Montreals Irish Mafia Written in the style of newspaper columns than a solid narrative this book offers the best and only view of the West End Gang O'Connor may be a superb columnist; but his book is not impressive There is a terrible attempt to describe Irish organized crime in general Then the book slowly discusses Irish hoodlums in Montreal Again there is almos

  2. says: PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] DArcy OConnor Ï 6 Free read review Montreals Irish Mafia

    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] If you're from Montreal or are interested in the criminal history of the city you'll find this read informative and weirdly nostalgic O'Conner covers decades here from the 1940's onward He follows the rise and often brutal fall of infamous mob

  3. says: review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia]

    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] You'd think a story about the mafia or loose affiliation of badasses would be interesting This was about as interesting as reading an affidavit Such a shame

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    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor review Montreals Irish Mafia No real narrative of a list of people places dates and events in no particular order Interesting to read about a specific

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    review Montreals Irish Mafia review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor DArcy OConnor Ï 6 Free read Very interesting book I found it focused on other mafia groups Italians Hells Angels etc as much as or than the Irish at times and was difficult to follow in that respect O'Connor did a great job of tying it all together

  6. says: PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor

    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] Details on the making of a city within a city Many Montreal institutions have been shaped by the mob such as the gay and lesbian club life restaurants discos the gay village construction cheese factories ect ect

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    PDF NEW [Montreals Irish Mafia] review Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï DArcy OConnor DArcy OConnor Ï 6 Free read Interesting read given I grew up in one of the areas often mentioned I was very surprised at the level of violence between the gangs that I was not aware of I also knew some of the place and people names noted I would recomm

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  • Paperback
  • 273
  • Montreals Irish Mafia
  • DArcy OConnor
  • English
  • 06 February 2020
  • 9780470158906