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Teamsters Paperback – October 1, 1979

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A GRIPPING CHRONICLE OF THE ARMY THAT KEEPS AMERICA MOVING - OR CAN STOP IT OVERNIGHT! They control the lion's share of American wealth. They are on of the largest private sources of real estate investment capital in the world. Their very name stirs whispers of corruption, racketeering, pension fraud, political manipulation - and fanatic loyalty from most of the 2.3 members in - and out- of the driver's seat. Steven Brill probes deep into the heart and gut of the nation . . . into the Hoffa murder . . . the Nixon-Fitzsimmons-Watergate connection . . . the pension fund that became the underworld's bank with interest-free, nonrepayable "loans" . . . . the violent, ironic history . . . and the lives of its leaders and rank-and-file. THE TEAMSTERS

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket; 1st edition (October 1, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067182905X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671829056
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Melvin Hunt on June 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book gives you a concise history of the Teamsters from
the beginning days until the writing of this book.You are able to get a good profile of the Teamster Presidents Beck,Hoffa,
and Fitzsimmons. The battle between Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa also recieve good coverage in this book.You are also able to read of Jimmy Hoffa's court trials.The author also shows the Teamster's dealings with the Mob.All in all a good history book about the Teamsters union and their history. You will enjoy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sronald on June 12, 2013
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Dr. Brill explores the history of the Teamsters up through the 1970's by looking at the subject from the perspective of a number of the key players -- one at a time. A novel yet very effective approach to a large and complicated subject. The book proves to be both informative and entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone interested in U. S. labor history.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By grinny@snet.net on January 29, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This Book is a must for every Teamster to read!
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It was a gift. The person who received it loved it., and is still talking about the goings on in the Teamster's Union.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1998
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The teamsters is a book about he most powerful union in the world. This book targets crime, power, greed, money, loath, and the untimly death of some of the best crime bosses of all time including Jimmy Hoffa. The teamsters tells the story of the death of Jimmy Hoffa through the eyes of the people who knew him best. This book describes the powers that the teamsters have over the economy and the people. Jimmy Hoffa was the type of person that nobody would mess with he had the fire in his belly just right for the job of president of the teamsters. Hoffa was was the president of the teamsters during the 60's. He was incharge of 2.3 million teamsters. Hoffa was then aressted. Thats when Fitsimmions toke over the presidencey. Fitsimmions was not the kind of person you would expect to be the president of such a powerful union. He had gray hair, drupping eyes , And wrinkles all over his face. On the other Hoffa was the kind of man with the stocky build, and the glimmer in his eye perfect for the job president. After hoffa was released he dissappered. Many people were suspected for the death Jimmy such as Fitsimmions, Tony Provenzano when he was in jail with hoffa they got in a fight and Tony said that he would kill him, Ron Carey, Allen Dorfman, Charlie McGuire, Jakie Presser, and Harold Gibbions. This book gives you the low down on the of the most power union there is.
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