The Hoffa Wars

  • by Dan E. Moldea
  • Narrated by Eric Martin
  • 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The definitive portrait of the powerful, corruption-ridden Teamsters union and its legendary president Jimmy Hoffa - organizer, gangster, convict, and conspirator - with a new afterword by the author.
James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa was one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in 20th-century America. His remarkable journey from young union organizer to all-powerful head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is an epic tale worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, jam-packed with intrigue, subterfuge, violence, and corruption. His successes were monumental, his fall truly spectacular, and his bizarre disappearance in the summer of 1975 remains one of the great mysteries in American history.
Widely considered to be the definitive volume on the career and crimes of Jimmy Hoffa, The Hoffa Wars, by acclaimed investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea, is an eye-opening, extensively researched account of the steady rise and fall of an ingenious, ambitious man who was instrumental in transforming a small union of 75,000 truckers into the most powerful labor brotherhood in world. Shocking disclosures in Moldea's no-holds-barred account include the devil's bargain that put Hoffa and his union in the pockets of the Mob, Hoffa's role in the joint CIA-Mafia plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro, the deal Hoffa made with US president Richard Nixon that released the disgraced Teamster president from prison eight years early, and the truth behind Hoffa's eventual disappearance and likely murder. But perhaps the most startling revelation of all concerns the integral part Jimmy Hoffa played, in concert with underworld kingpins Carlos Marcello and Santos Trafficante, in America's most terrible 20th-century crime: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Impenetrable, interminable

Freeform, labyrinthine, lacking in focus, driven aimlessly by a rambling narrative that cries out for a firm editorial hand. Little or no attempt to introduce, classify or place in context the hundreds of characters listed throughout this story.

The introduction makes much of the fact that the book was out of print or unobtainable for many years.

Having tried on three occasions to listen to this book, I now understand why.
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- Gilbert Linton "Gil Linton"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios