By (author) Arthur A. Sloane
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Hoffa by Arthur A. Sloane
Book DescriptionArthur Sloane, as a Harvard graduate student, first met Jimmy Hoffa in 1962 and he has been fascinated by this powerful and contradictory figure ever since. Now, nearly three decades after that first encounter, Sloane has written the only comprehensive biography of the late Teamster leader, having been provided full access to Hoffa's family, friends, and professional associates.Hoffa is a rich and colorful portrait of 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.Jimmy Hoffa's middle name was Riddle, and as Sloane points out, he was indeed a mass of contradictions. To many, Hoffa was a kind of latter-day Al Capone, the dictator-president of a corrupt and overly powerful Teamsters Union. To others, he was a devoted family man and a workaholic union leader, who was both amazingly accessible to his hundreds of thousands of truck driver constituents ("You got a problem? Call me. Just pick up the phone.") and hugely successful in improving working conditions for them. In fact, each of these perspectives, Sloane observes, is far too limited to tell the full story of this complicated man.Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware. His previous books include Labor Relations (with F. Witney), the most widely used textbook in its field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262193092
(226mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Arthur A. Sloane
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Author Biography - Arthur A. Sloane
Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware.
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