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

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Steerforth Press, 2008 M04 15 - 320 páginas

"I Heard You Paint Houses" will soon be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese. The working title for the movie is "The Irishman".

The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is 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 he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. 

Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. 

When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. 

Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders including those of Joey Gallo and JFK, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that has become a true crime classic.

 

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This book was the basis for Martin Scorsese's movie of the same name, and perports to solve the mystery of what happened to Jimmy Hoffa as well as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. One man was ... Leer comentario completo

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Russ Frank
They Wouldnt Dare
4
What It Is
16
Get Yourself Another Punching Bag
21
Little Egypt University
27
411 Days
34
Doing What I Hail to Do
42
Waking Up in America
50
Tampering with the Very Soul of the Nation
163
Hoffas Comedy Troupe
172
All He Did for Me Was to Hang Up
183
Pacing in His Cage
191
Nothing Comes Cheap
200
He Needed a Favor and That Was That
210
That Wasnt Jimmys Way
223
All Hell Will Break Loose
230

Russell Bufalino
60
Prosciutto Bread and Homemade Wine
64
All the Way Downtown
75
Jimmy
83
I Heard You Paint Houses
91
They Didnt Make a Parachute Big Enough
101
The Gunman Had No Mask
110
Respect with an Envelope
121
Give Them a Little Message
131
Nothing More Than a Mockery
141
July 301975
241
To Paint a House
245
Everybody Bleeds
256
Those Responsible Have Not Gotten Off ScotFree
260
Under a Vow of Secrecy
268
Afterword
276
Epilogue
289
Sources
304
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Born and raised in New York City, Charles Brandt is a former junior high English teacher, welfare investigator in East Harlem, homicide prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware. In private practice since 1976, Brandt was elected president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and one of the "Best Lawyers in Delaware." He is a frequent speaker on cross-examination and interrogation techniques for reluctant witnesses. Brandt is the author of a novel based on major crimes he solved through interrogation, The Right to Remain Silent (SMP 1988). He lives in Lewes, Delaware and Sun Valley, Idaho with his wife, Nancy, and has three grown children.

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