On Fri., Aug. 16, and Sat., Aug. 17, Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow, veteran journalists and co-authors of “The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums and Hideouts” will sign copies of their book and present at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement. The book signing will take place at the Museum from 12 to 4 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 16 and their presentation will take place on Sat., Aug. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m.
They will discuss the stories behind their books: “The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts,” released by The History Press, Inc., is a primer about the wiles of Whitey Bulger, the murderous rages of Joe “The Animal” Barboza and the double dealings of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi. Ford and Schorow profile Boston’s gangsters in crisp clear prose, with helpful cross-references. The Boston Mob Guide travels back to Prohibition with the story of bootlegger Charles “King” Solomon and the murderous standoff between the Irish Gustin Gang and the emerging North End Mafia. The guide unravels the complicated hits of the Winter Hill Gang and the Irish mob wars of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Beverly Ford is the Boston-based journalist and author who has spent more than 20 years as a reporter and freelance writer for the Boston Herald, the New York Daily News, the London Times, the London Mirror, Access Magazine, Bloomberg News and other publications. She is currently following Bulger’s trial for the New York Daily News.
Stephanie Schorow is the author of “The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions” and “The Hearts of Boston; East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands” (The History Press, 2008); “Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston” and “The Cocoanut Grove Fire.” She was the editor of “Boston’s Fire Trail: A Walk Through the City’s Fire and Firefighting History” (The History Press, 2007).
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