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

Steerforth Press, 2016 M06 24 - 384 páginas
New York Times Bestseller  —  #1 True Crime Bestseller

The inspiration for the major motion picture, THE IRISHMAN.

“The best Mafia book I ever read, and believe me, I read them all.” — Steven Van Zandt

“Charles Brandt has solved the Hoffa mystery.” — Professor Arthur Sloane, author of Hoffa

“Sheeran’s confession that he killed Hoffa in the manner described in the book is supported by the forensic evidence, is entirely credible, and solves the Hoffa mystery.”  — Michael Baden M.D., former Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York

“It’s all true.” — New York Police Department organized crime homicide detective Joe Coffey

“Gives new meaning to the term ‘guilty pleasure.’’’ — The New York Times Book Review

**Includes an Epilogue and a Conclusion that detail substantial post-publication corroboration of Frank Sheeran's confessions to the killings of Jimmy Hoffa and Joey Gallo.

"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. 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. He also provided intriguing information about the Mafia's role in the murder of JFK.

Sheeran learned to kill in the US 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 Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit the US government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission of La Cosa Nostra, alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno. 

When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Charles Brandt's page-turner 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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I'm a sucker for mobster stories - especially ones that turn out to be true! When I saw a preview for the Netflix movie - The Irishman - I was hooked. I immediately went online to find out more about ... Leer comentario completo

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Chapter Two What It Is
Chapter Five 411 Days
Chapter Seven Waking Up in America
Chapter Nine Prosciutto Bread and Homemade Wine
Chapter Eleven Jimmy
Chapter Thirteen They Didnt Make a Parachute Big Enough
Chapter Fifteen Respect with an Envelope
Chapter Seventeen Nothing More Than a Mockery
Chapter TwentyThree Nothing Comes Cheap
Chapter TwentyFive That Wasnt Jimmys Way
Chapter TwentySix All Hell Will Break Loose
Chapter TwentySeven July 30 1975
Chapter TwentyNine Everybody Bleeds
Chapter ThirtyOne Under a vow of Secrecy

Chapter Nineteen Tampering with the Very Soul of the Nation
Chapter TwentyOne All He Did for Me Was to Hang Up
Conclusion Stories That Could Not Be Told Before
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Born and raised in New York City, Charles Brandt is a former homicide prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware. As a prosecutor, he handled more than 50 homicide proceedings, and he is the author of a novel based on cases he solved through interrogation, The Right to Remain Silent. In private practice since 1976, Brandt was a criminal defense attorney specializing in homicide for a decade, and has been president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named by his peers to both Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Delaware. He is also the co-author of Joe Pistone's Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business and of Lin DeVecchio's We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-Up of a Mafia Crime Buster.

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