One of America's greatest investigative reporters brings to life the gripping, no-holds-barred clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa.
From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the 1957 Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general in 1961. RFK put together a "Get Hoffa" squad within the Justice Department, devoted to destroying one man. But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over.
Drawing upon a treasure trove of previously secret and undisclosed documents, James Neff has crafted a brilliant, heart-pounding epic of crime and punishment, a saga of venom and relentlessness and two men willing to do anything to demolish each other.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.12(d)|
About the Author
James Neff has overseen multiple Pulitzer Prize winning series as investigations editor at the Seattle Times. The author of The Wrong Man, Unfinished Murder, and Mobbed Up, he lives in the Seattle area.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Dark Forces 9
Chapter 1 The Blinding 17
Chapter 2 Life Is a Jungle 38
Chapter 3 Jump Off the Capitol 92
Chapter 4 Lucky Bastard 112
Chapter 5 The First Face-Off 141
Chapter 6 Hoffa for President 161
Chapter 7 Mafia Conclave 175
Chapter 8 Keep the Pressure On 194
Chapter 9 Promising Leads 221
Chapter 10 Primary Opponent 239
Chapter 11 Nixon's Favor 277
Chapter 12 Get Hoffa Squad 322
Chapter 13 A Brazen Girl 354
Chapter 14 Planting a Snitch 368
Chapter 15 Trouble at Home 418
Chapter 16 Get to the Jury 456
Epilogue: In Love With Night 497
A Note on Sources 523
What People are Saying About This
From the violence of its gripping opening to the sorrow of its close, this is an astonishing and eye-opening account of the vendettaobsessive, intrigue-filled, hatred-tingedthat pitted Robert F. Kennedy against Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, and nearly consumed both. Amazing stuff, reallya triumph of investigation and revelation. --Erik Larson, author of DEAD WAKE
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
BRAVO!! JAMES NEFF IN VANDETTA:BOBBY KENNEDY VS JIMMY HOFFA has taken pages out of history, known and unknown facts and put together a book that tells the tale of a Senator Bobby Kennedy going after one of the US most infamous figures and leader of the Teamsters Union Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa and Kennedy square off in the 50's and 60s. This factual account of the war between the Kennedys and Hoffa is told brilliantly and without bias. Just how far would the Kennedy's go to bring down Hoffa? Just far would Hoffa go to bring down the Kennedy's? Read this book and find out. In it you will also discover just how Hoover felt about the Kennedy's and vice versa. It was a fantastic read & I recommend it to anyone who loves reading on Hoffa, the Kennedys' or just loves history.