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"I Heard You Paint Houses": Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa

By Brandt Charles

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Corroboration that emerged following publication of the hardcover edition of this fascinating account of a dark side of American history confirms that Charles Brandt has finally solved one of the greatest and most enduring mysteries of our time, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, and created a real-page turner that is sure to become a true-crime classic.The book's title comes from the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man; the paint the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that, among the twenty-five to thirty other hits he handled for the mob and the Teamsters, Sheeran shot Hoffa behind the right ear in the vestibule of a house in Detroit. Just prior to the book's release a forensic lab team went into the house. Luminal sprayed on the floorboards revealed eight separate spots where blood had been, the pattern and location an exact match of Sheeran's confession. Over the years the public's most-asked question about the Hoffa disappearance has been: "Where's the body?" Thirty years of outlandish speculation has included burial in the end zone at Giants Stadium. Sheeran revealed that after he killed Hoffa, mob boss Russell Bufalino, the man who ordered the hit, told Sheeran that Hoffa's body was cremated at a funeral parlor in Detroit within an hour of his death. Sheeran also provides stunning new information – information that has been corroborated since the book was published – on two other notorious mob hits: Joseph "Crazy Joey" Gallo, blown away as he celebrated his forty-third birthday in New York's Little Italy, and Salvatore "Sally Bugs" Briguglio, long suspected of being a player in the kill-Hoffa plot. And Sheeran explicitly implicates Hoffa, for the first time, in personally ordering murders in order to retain his own hold on the Teamsters Union while serving as its president.Detailed info »« Brief info

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Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication Date: 5/24/2005
ISBN: 9781586420895
Ean: 1586420895
Paperback:320 pages
Physical Info:6.01 x 0.89 x 8.85 inches, (0.91 lbs)
Categories:Organized Crime
LC Subjects:Mafia - United States, Hoffa, James R