Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa

Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus Jimmy Hoffa

by James Neff


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316067423
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 486,380
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

Acknowledgments 517

A Note on Sources 523

Notes 527

What People are Saying About This

Erik Larson

From the violence of its gripping opening to the sorrow of its close, this is an astonishing and eye-opening account of the vendetta—obsessive, intrigue-filled, hatred-tinged—that pitted Robert F. Kennedy against Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, and nearly consumed both. Amazing stuff, really—a triumph of investigation and revelation. --Erik Larson, author of DEAD WAKE

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