The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa

The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa
Brandt, Charles
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  • Published: 2019
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'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.

Related Subjects

Gangsters--United States.
Mafia--United States.
Teamsters--United States.
Assassins--United States.

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ISBN:

9781473651524 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Brandt, Charles,

Title:

The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa / Charles Brandt.

Publication Info:

London : Hodder, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2016

Physical description:

x, 366 pages ; 20 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

Originally published as: I heard you paint houses.

General Note:

First published: 2009.

General Note:

Now a Netflix film directed by Martin Scorcese.

Personal subject:

Sheeran, Frank.

Personal subject:

Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

Personal subject:

Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913- --Assassination.

Personal subject:

Bufalino, Russell, 1903-1994.

Subject term:

Gangsters--United States.

Subject term:

Mafia--United States.

Subject term:

Teamsters--United States.

Subject term:

Assassins--United States.

Genre index term:

True crime stories.

Added Entry-Uniform Title:

Inspiration for (work): Irishman (Motion picture : 2019)

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