Category: Dick Lehr

Whitey Bulger on trial: what last-minute legal maneuvers portend

June 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Christian Science Monitor, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

It’s been a long time coming, thanks to a manhunt that took 16 years, but the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger is about to begin…

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“The FBI is on trial along with Whitey.”

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Trial on tap for Whitey Bulger, reputed notorious mobster

June 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Associated Press, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

James “Whitey” Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives…

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“He’s a survivor. He’s had a very long shelf life in a profession where that is not typical. The many faces of Whitey make him intriguing,”

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Exploring the ‘why’ of Whitey

April 22nd, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

“I think it’s the job of a biographer to also get at the ‘why?’ and the ‘how’ all this happened,” author Dick Lehr said during his appearance at The Book Shop last week…

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New ‘Whitey’ biography reveals never-before-known facts

March 17th, 2013 in 2013, Cape Cod Times, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill have been writing about James J. “Whitey” Bulger possibly longer than anyone…

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Behind the capture of Whitey Bulger

March 4th, 2013 in 2013, CBSNews.com, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

After being on the run for 16 years, Whitey Bulger was captured by the FBI…

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The ‘good, bad guy’

February 20th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Dick Lehr, College of Communication

WHEN WHITEY made the bombshell claim he’d never been an FBI informant — an assertion his defense attorney parroted last week outside of federal court — Bulger watchers everywhere were taken aback…

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New ‘Whitey’ Book hits store shelves Tuesday

February 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Dick Lehr, NECN, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

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‘Whitey’ by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

February 19th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

Much has been written about Whitey Bulger in the past three decades, but in “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss’’ Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill (who already wrote about Bulger and his unholy alliance with the FBI in “Black Mass”) have put together a comprehensive life and times of the mobster, beginning with his 19th-century Irish ancestors to his present perch in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility awaiting trial…

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“Most Wanted” Author Discusses “Whitey” Bulger Arrest at the BPL

September 14th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Dick Lehr, College of Communication

Boston University professor Dick Lehr and Thomas J. Foley discussed Boston’s infamous mob story…

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Plea Deal For Catherine Greig In Whitey Bulger Case

March 14th, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Dick Lehr, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

WBUR “Radio Boston”
Dick Lehr, College of Communication

Before Boston mobster James Whitey Bulger was arrested after 16 years on the run, he may have had some literary aspirations…

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