Jimmy Hoffa was writing this book just before he disappeared. Perhaps the clues to what happened to him are in this audio.
A few months before his ominous disappearance, Jimmy Hoffa had signed a publishing agreement to write this book with Oscar Fraley, a writer he trusted. Hoffa had many lengthy discussions with Fraley about what went right, what went wrong, and why, with no holds barred. Hoffa named names. He told who did what to whom, and who got what and why. Perhaps the clues to what happened to Hoffa are in this audio.
“I made two disastrous mistakes in my life,” says Jimmy Hoffa in the opening pages of this book. “The first was coming to grips with Robert F. Kennedy to the point where we became involved in a blood feud.... My second mistake was naming Frank Fitzsimmons as my successor.”
Hoffa’s third mistake was the meeting he went to on July 30, 1975, after which he was never seen again.
“Hell, I’m not saying I’m an angel, but when it came to dirty tricks I couldn’t hold a candle to the Irish Mafia,” Hoffa said. Hoffa got his start as a labor organizer when the goons all worked for the employers. He fought fire with fire.
Hoffa tells us about his personal life, but he also explains how he saw the largest and most powerful labor union in the country; what he thought about organized crime and organized frame-ups; and of what they did to him in prison. The stories recounted in this book make the mind reel, the blood boil, and will shatter your expectations.