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Jimmy Hoffa

Labor Leader (14-Feb-1913 — 30-Jul-1975)


Charles Brandt. I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Final Ride of Jimmy Hoffa. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press. 2004. 352pp.

Jim Clay. Hoffa: Ten Angels Swearing: An Authorized Biography. Beaverdam, VA: Beaverdam Books. 1965. 182pp.

Joseph Franco; with Richard Hammer. Hoffa's Man: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa as Witnessed by His Strongest Arm. New York: Prentice Hall. 1987. 332pp.

James R. Hoffa; with Oscar Fraley. Hoffa: The Real Story. New York: Stein & Day. 1975. 242pp.

Jimmy Hoffa; with Donald I. Rogers. The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa: An Autobiography. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. 1970. 308pp.

Ralph C. James; Estelle Dinerstein. Hoffa and the Teamsters: A Study of Union Power. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand. 1965. 430pp.

Dan Moldea. The Hoffa Wars: Teamsters, Rebels, Politicians, and the Mob. Paddington Press. 1978. 450pp.

Clark R. Mollenhoff. Tentacles of Power: The Story of Jimmy Hoffa. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Compay. 1965. 415pp.

Thaddeus Russell. Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Remaking of the American Working Class. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2001. 272pp.

Walter Sheridan. The Fall and Rise of Jimmy Hoffa. New York: Saturday Review Press. 1972. 554pp.

Arthur A. Sloane. Hoffa. MIT Press. 1991. 430pp.

Lester Velie. Desperate Bargain: Why Jimmy Hoffa Had to Die. Readers Digest Press. 1977. 258pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.548)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.316)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.719)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.494)

  11. Current Biography, 1972 Yearbook (pp.224-27)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.236)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.340)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.240)

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