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These are 1984 FBI handout photos of New England organized crime figure James J. "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger has been a fugitive from the law since January 1995, after being indicted on federal racketeering charges.(AP)
These are 1984 FBI handout photos of New England organized crime figure James J. "Whitey" Bulger. Bulger has been a fugitive from the law since January 1995, after being indicted on federal racketeering charges.(AP)

It's been almost two years since the capture of infamous mobster James "Whitey" Bulger — two years of hearings, claims of immunity and information leaks. During that time, we've heard a lot about the crimes Whitey allegedly committed during his so-called "black mass" years, and yet we've heard little about the man himself.

How did James Bulger of South Boston become the ruthless "Whitey?" Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill, co-authors of the award-winning book Black Mass, explore the "making of the monster" in a new book titled Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss. Dick Lehr recently joined us to trace some of this history.

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Dick Lehr,  former Boston Globe reporter and co-author of Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss.

This segment aired on May 28, 2013.

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