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The Resource "I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa, Charles Brandt

"I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa, Charles Brandt

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"I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa
Title
"I heard you paint houses"
Title remainder
Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa
Statement of responsibility
Charles Brandt
Title variation
I heard you paint houses
Title variation remainder
Frank the Irishman Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Review
Former prosecutor Brandt promises more than he delivers in this rambling account of the career of Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa that's long on sensational claims and short on credibility. Brandt crafts a first-person narrative for Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a confessed murderer and close associate of Hoffa's who died last year, while doing little to verify Sheeran's many fantastic yarns, which include responsibility for supplying rifles for the real assassins of President Kennedy. In his most plausible boast, Sheeran names Hoffa's killer. To his credit, Brandt refers to evidence undermining his source's veracity: another publisher canceled this title after a letter Hoffa supposedly wrote supporting much of Sheeran's story was found to be a forgery. The author's uncritical acceptance is perhaps explained by his relationship with his subject. Brandt admits that he served as a pallbearer for Sheeran "[b]ecause of all that was positive" in the life of a vicious thug who cheated the union he was supposed to serve. Agent, Frank Weimann at the Literary Group. (June 1) Forecast: After breaking the story of who killed Hoffa on May 30 on Fox News Live Weekend Edition, Fox News will follow up with a Fox & Friends feature on June 1. Expect healthy initial sales. --Staff (Reviewed May 31, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 22, p68)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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160280
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brandt, Charles
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hoffa, James R.
  • Sheeran, Frank
  • Gangsters
  • Mafia
  • Teamsters
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Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa
Label
"I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa, Charles Brandt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
480528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586420772
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781586420772
Label
"I heard you paint houses" : Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the inside story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the last ride of Jimmy Hoffa, Charles Brandt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-293)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
480528
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586420772
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781586420772

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