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T. J. English (born 6 October 1957) is an Irish American author and journalist known primarily for his non-fiction books about differing aspects of organized crime, both contemporary and historical. His book, The Westies: Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob, first published in 1990, is the best-selling account of an Irish American gang in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The Westies operated primarily in the 1970s and 1980s, though the roots of the gang go all the way back to the Prohibition Era.

T. J. English was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up in a large Irish Catholic family of ten children. His father was a steel worker and his mother a social worker for Catholic Charities. In 1980, he moved to New York City and worked in series of odd jobs including bartender, janitor and taxi driver while working as a freelance journalist. His writing for Irish America Magazine led to his first book, The Westies. Later, in the mid-1990s, English wrote a series of articles for Playboy magazine entitled "The New Mob", which explored the new face of organized crime.

He later published Born to Kill (1995), about a Vietnamese gang based in New York City's Chinatown, and Paddy Whacked (2005), a history of the Irish American gangster. In January 2007, Mainstream Publishing Company published The Havana Mob: Gangsters, Gamblers, Showgirls and Revolutionaries in Cuba.

English is also a screenwriter who has written episodes of the television crime dramas NYPD Blue and Life on the Streets. He shared a Humanitas Prize with David Simon and Julie Martin for the episode "Shades of Gray".

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Total Books: 24
Where the Bodies Were Buried Whitey Bulger and the World That Made Him
Paddy Whacked The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
Whitey's Payback and Other True Stories Gangsterism Murder Corruption and Revenge
Havana Nocturne How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution
The Savage City Race Murder and a Generation on the Edge
2012 - The Savage City Race Murder and a Generation on the Edge (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061824586
ISBN-10: 0061824585
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Nocturne  la Havane
2010 - Nocturne La Havane [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782710331209
ISBN-10: 2710331209
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Havana Nocturne How the Mob Owned Cubaand Then Lost It to the Revolution
2009 - Havana Nocturne How the Mob Owned Cubaand Then Lost It to the Revolution (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061712746
ISBN-10: 0061712744
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Born to Kill The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang
2009 - Born to Kill the Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061782381
ISBN-10: 0061782386
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Havana Mob How the Mob Owned Cuba--And Then Lost It to the Revolution
2008 - The Havana Mob How the Mob Owned Cuba--and Then Lost It to the Revolution [UK-Paperback Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845962234
ISBN-10: 1845962230
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Havana Nocturne  How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution
2008 - Havana Nocturne How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution [Library Edition] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400137695
ISBN-10: 1400137691
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The Westies Inside New York's Irish Mob
2006 - The Westies Inside New York's Irish Mob (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312362843
ISBN-10: 0312362846
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6

Paddy Whacked  The Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster
2006 - Paddy Whacked the Untold Story of the Irish American Gangster (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060590031
ISBN-10: 0060590033
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Paddy Whacked The Untold Story of the Irish-American Gangster
2005 - Paddy Whacked the Untold Story of the Irish-american Gangster (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060590024
ISBN-10: 0060590025
Genres: History, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 6

Born to Kill
1996 - Born to Kill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380720330
ISBN-10: 0380720337
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Westies Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob
1990 - The Westies Inside the Hell's Kitchen Irish Mob (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399135408
ISBN-10: 0399135405
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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The Havana Mob Gangsters Gamblers Showgirls and Revolutionaries in 1950s Cuba