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The Resource Crossing Hoffa : a Teamster's story, Steven J. Harper, (electronic resource)

Crossing Hoffa : a Teamster's story, Steven J. Harper, (electronic resource)

Label
Crossing Hoffa : a Teamster's story
Title
Crossing Hoffa
Title remainder
a Teamster's story
Statement of responsibility
Steven J. Harper
Title variation
Crossing Hoffa
Title variation remainder
a Teamsters story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a spring day in 1961, over-the-road trucker Jim Harper was en route from Mauston, Wisconsin, to his home in Minneapolis. At 70 miles per hour, with a combined 60,000 pounds of man, machine, and material, he approached a curve along the Great River Road and hit the brakes. The tractor-trailer didn't slow. Harper's brake lines had been cut. In preceding months, Harper had led an insurgency in his Teamsters' Local 544 to clean up corruption among its leaders. His efforts drew the attention of none other than Jimmy Hoffa, at the time focused on securing his right to lead the national Teamsters organization without government intervention. Jim Harper had his reasons for confronting his local's leadership--a hardscrabble childhood and a stint in Angola prison had left him seeking redemption, and Jimmy Hoffa had publicly called for union reform. But Hoffa, under federal investigation for questionable financial dealings, had deep, dark secrets; the last thing he needed was a spotlight on Minneapolis. Despite the increasing threats to his life and those of his young family, Harper continued to press his case. In this fascinating account, Harper's son traces the interwoven paths of these two men--a criminal icon and a determined vigilante--from their formative years through their unbelievable face-off
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
262361
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
331.88/11388324/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Teamster's story
Label
Crossing Hoffa : a Teamster's story, Steven J. Harper, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3AC7C6CE-14EC-4D70-A0AC-F1381BC2CD45
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
I. The early years. Flashpoint -- The sins of the father -- Minneapolis launches Hoffa's career -- Jim Harper's story unfolds--and unravels -- Angola -- Leaving Angola and finding Mary -- Hoffa's supporting players -- A tangled web -- II. Collision course. Harper joins the Teamsters -- Hoffa's ascent--and his Minnesota connections -- The insurgency that would not go away -- Hoffa's biggest Minneapolis problem -- Hoffa feels the heat and looks for help -- III. Impact. Harper helps Hoffa--or so he thinks -- Let the games begin -- Nothing worthwhile is easy -- On top of the world -- Things fall apart -- Federal visitors -- Hoffa's Minneapolis travails -- The audit -- Hoffa visits Minneapolis, again -- Hoffa's rules of order -- The calm between the storms -- Hoffa seeks an oval office ally -- Threats and a wire -- Reopened wounds start to bleed -- Lug nuts -- A dangerous game -- The panel and the charges -- Another drive down the river road -- The hearing -- The 1961 international convention -- IV. Aftermath. Harper starts over, again -- Hoffa's failures -- Harper's success
Control code
ocn747040986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780873517300
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3AC7C6CE-14EC-4D70-A0AC-F1381BC2CD45
System control number
(OCoLC)747040986
Label
Crossing Hoffa : a Teamster's story, Steven J. Harper, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=3AC7C6CE-14EC-4D70-A0AC-F1381BC2CD45
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
I. The early years. Flashpoint -- The sins of the father -- Minneapolis launches Hoffa's career -- Jim Harper's story unfolds--and unravels -- Angola -- Leaving Angola and finding Mary -- Hoffa's supporting players -- A tangled web -- II. Collision course. Harper joins the Teamsters -- Hoffa's ascent--and his Minnesota connections -- The insurgency that would not go away -- Hoffa's biggest Minneapolis problem -- Hoffa feels the heat and looks for help -- III. Impact. Harper helps Hoffa--or so he thinks -- Let the games begin -- Nothing worthwhile is easy -- On top of the world -- Things fall apart -- Federal visitors -- Hoffa's Minneapolis travails -- The audit -- Hoffa visits Minneapolis, again -- Hoffa's rules of order -- The calm between the storms -- Hoffa seeks an oval office ally -- Threats and a wire -- Reopened wounds start to bleed -- Lug nuts -- A dangerous game -- The panel and the charges -- Another drive down the river road -- The hearing -- The 1961 international convention -- IV. Aftermath. Harper starts over, again -- Hoffa's failures -- Harper's success
Control code
ocn747040986
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780873517300
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
3AC7C6CE-14EC-4D70-A0AC-F1381BC2CD45
System control number
(OCoLC)747040986

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