In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures.
When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that is destined to become a true crime classic.
©2005 Charles Brandt; (P)2008 Random House Audio
Haven't read it.
Frank for sure. He was an incredible man in many ways.
He was such a pleasure to listen to and did a great job with all characters.
So many, but when he talks about liberating Dachau and the affect it had on him was one of my favorites.
I've never been too interested in Hoffa, but thought this sounded good. It is terrific! It's about so much more than Hoffa. It's the life story of a fascinating man.
Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book.
Loved this book, it's a definite one session listen from start to finish .
Can't wait to see what Martin Scorsese does with the book.
the whole damned thing.
his voice, im lazy
A new ending to an old story
even if your not a fan of Hoffa this book is a trip back to a diff time, it sheds light on so many other event in our past ( JFK ).......maybe?
This is an incredibly relevent illuminating peice of history that in the end - asks so many more questions that it answers. I look forward to the film which great anticipation but think perhaps to do the material justice, this could only be done in a trilogy - or perhaps a historical series for PBS. Just a terriffic book ... reads like fiction.
Simply incredible story. I learned about it by reading that Martin Scorsese is filming this story and is calling it "The Irishman." This is one of the most interesting stories I've heard in a long time.
I can say I believe I know what happened to Jimmy Hoffa now, so this book hits its mark. Scott Brick does a nice job of delivering the flavor of organized crime in America. If you keep in mind this book is told from the perspective of one man and isn't meant to be unbiased commentary on the merits of Jimmy Hoffa and the Labor Movement in America, you'll find this an interesting and disturbing account of the American underbelly. The second half become repetitive, but the epilogue adds value to the overall believablility of the tale and helps to remind the reader of the perspective issue. Recommended!
I don't think we will ever know for sure what happened to Jimmy Hoffa, but I'm pretty sold on this being the true story. Very interesting listen and the narrator does a great job. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
Great true story of the Irishman Frank Sheeran's deailings with the mob. If you like true crime especially organized crime you will love this book
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