"Lessons Learned a Six Part Series" Presents Dick Lehr
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Fisher College is proud to announce the addition of New York Times Bestselling author Dick Lehr to its acclaimed speaker series; Lessons Learned: A Six Part Series for 2013-2014. Lehr is the co-author of Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss and Black Mass among several other books.Dick Lehr is considered to be one of the world’s preeminent experts on Whitey Bulger and the Boston mob. Lehr was one of the few journalists allowed in to cover Bulger’s explosive trial on a daily basis and will discuss what it was like to see the infamous South Boston crime boss come face to face with his former gang members and even his enemies. As a former reporter for the Boston Globe, Lehr spent years investigating Whitey Bulger’s bloody rise to power and his escape from the law – an escape that made him one of America’s Most Wanted fugitives. Lehr and co-author Gerard O’Neil were the first journalists to expose the frightening scope of Bulger’s crimes in their classic book Black Mass (now in development as a major motion picture). Lehr’s 2013 follow-up Whitey gave readers a behind the scenes look at Bulger’s dramatic capture while also delving even deeper into the psyche of the murderous mob boss. A Q&A session and book signing will follow the author’s speech.
More about the author:
DICK LEHR is a professor of journalism at Boston University and a former reporter at the Boston Globe, where he won numerous awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. He is the author of The Fence: A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide, which was an Edgar Award finalist and a Boston Globe bestseller. He is co-author of several other books, including the national bestseller and Edgar Award-winning Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal.
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Fisher College is an accredited, independent instution offering bachelor's and associate's degrees as well as certificate programs. The college is located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.