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Hardcover | $13.75 Short | £10.50 | 5.9 x 8.9 in | August 1991 | ISBN: 9780262193092
Paperback | Out of Print | 5.9 x 8.9 in | July 1992 | ISBN: 9780262691567

Hoffa, Revised Edition


In Hoffa, Arthur Sloane has written the only comprehensive biography of the late Teamster leader, having had full access to Jimmy Hoffa's family, friends, and professional associates. Hoffa is a rich and colorful portrait of this powerful and contradictory character, one of the most influential figures in American labor. It covers in considerable detail all the facets of Hoffa's remarkable life and death; his rise to total dominance over the largest, strongest, and wealthiest union in American history; his near-Victorian personal habits; the legal problems that plagued his later years; and, of course, the shadowy events surrounding his presumed Mafia murder in 1975.Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware.

About the Author

Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware.


“Art Sloane's Jimmy Hoffa is sure to rekindle the fascination that the legendary labor boss had long held for millions of Americans. Hoffa may no longer be alive, but he surely comes alive on the pages of this book.”
Rep. Tom Carper, Democrat, Delaware Member of Congress
“"Hoffa is a welcome look at a legendary labor leader who fascinated America." Joe Dirck, The Plain Dealer”
“"I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them." James R. Hoffa (1913-1975)”
“While most recent books about Hoffa are fixated on his mob connections, Sloane presents a more complicated figure - a tough, innovative trade unionist who profoundly influenced the industry as well as the union." James Green , Boston Sunday Globe”