"I Heard You Paint Houses"

"I Heard You Paint Houses"

Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa

Book - 2016
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Provides an account of the life and activities of hitman Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran, including his account of how he killed Jimmy Hoffa.
Publisher: Hanover, New Hampshire : Steerforth Press, [2016]
Edition: Expanded paperback edition
ISBN: 9781586422387
1586422383
Characteristics: x, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number: 364.106 BRA

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stewstealth
Jun 27, 2018

The old age confession and biography given to an experienced interrogator and lawyer by "The Irishman" on his life before WW2 , during the war and then as a racketeer culminating being the muscle for Jimmy Hoffa and ultimately being the trigger man at his execution. In addition Frank confesses to the murder of Joey Gallo as well as a small part in "Dallas". The book is well written with a good pace that does a solid job of humanizing Frank Sheerhan . The stories are fascinating though the link to "Dallas" is pretty tenuous and it is hard to understand why the mob would need to fly guns from the northeast to Dallas. I would think there would be plenty of weapons available in Texas. Notwithstanding it is an excellent book to read if you are interested in Mob history.

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PHILLIP GARY SMITH
Sep 02, 2016

Phenomenal! That Charles Brandt stayed on the hunt for as long as he did to get this confession solving the Hoffa case makes this book extraordinary. That the reader ends up understanding all that is really needed to solve "Dallas," as the gangsters call the assassination of JFK, startles as a huge surprise, unexpectedly launching back to that time decades ago. Not such a revelation but solving a disappearance of a famous, beautiful singer and actress' significant other hits the reader right on the nose: what the hey was she thinking? You'll never think of her again in the light you did in the past, but the reference is quick, so don't overlook it. The Scorsese movie staring his usual cast of gangsters begins filming January, 2017.

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