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In Hoffa's shadow : a stepfather, a disappearance in Detroit, and my search for the truth / Jack Goldsmith.

Goldsmith, Jack L., (author.).
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  • 5 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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4 current holds with 10 total copies.

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 331.88 GOL (Text) 33118000192035 Adult: New Book Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 331.8811388324092 GOLDSMITH (Text) 34304000952596 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 331.88 GOL (Text) 33187004637795 Nonfiction Checked out 02/08/2020
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 331.88 GOL (Text) 39970000624451 NF Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 331.88 GOLD (Text) 39391006976813 Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 331.88 GOL (Text) 37323005456846 NONFIC In transit -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 331.88 GOLDSMITH (Text) 30403002387629 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Goldsmith (Text) 31208913153526 new non-fiction Reshelving -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 331.88 GOLDSMITH JACK (Text) 30402004742062 NEW NON-FICTION Checked out 01/30/2020
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Hoffa (Text) 78292000383533 Adult New Book Collection Checked out 02/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374175658 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0374175659 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-333) and index.
Summary, etc.:
As a young man, Jack Goldsmith revered his stepfather, longtime Jimmy Hoffa associate Chuckie O'Brien. But as he grew older and pursued a career in law and government, he came to doubt and distance himself from the man long suspected by the FBI of perpetrating Hoffa's disappearance on behalf of the mob. It was only years later, when Goldsmith was serving as assistant attorney general in the George W. Bush administration and questioning its misuse of surveillance and other powers, that he began to reconsider his stepfather, and to understand Hoffa's true legacy. In Hoffa's Shadow tells the moving story of how Goldsmith reunited with the stepfather he'd disowned and then set out to unravel one of the twentieth century's most persistent mysteries and Chuckie's role in it. Along the way, Goldsmith explores Hoffa's rise and fall and why the golden age of blue-collar America came to an end, while also casting new light on the century-old surveillance state, the architects of Hoffa's disappearance, and the heart rending complexities of love and loyalty.
Subject: Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-
Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913- > Friends and associates.
O'Brien, Charles L. (Charles Lenton).
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.
Labor unions > Officials and employees > Biography.
Organized crime > United States.
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Introduction 3(8)
1 Chuckie and Me
11(31)
2 Two Loyalties
42(27)
3 Unionism, Hoffa-Style
69(27)
4 Bobby, Jimmy, and Chuckie
96(26)
5 Surveillance Backup
122(30)
6 The Condition
152(33)
7 "He Got Nuts"
185(28)
8 The Disappearance
213(14)
9 Leading Suspect
227(17)
10 Tragedy of Errors
244(19)
11 Failed Vindication
263(24)
12 Omerta
287(20)
Appendix 307(8)
Notes 315(20)
Acknowledgments 335(4)
Index 339


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