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Author: James Neff Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2015 ISBN: 9781478925538
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One of America’s greatest investigative reporters brings to life the gripping, no-holds-barred clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa.

From 1957 to 1964, Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other. Kennedy’s battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the 1957 Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general in 1961. RFK put together a “Get Hoffa” squad within the Justice Department, devoted to destroying one man. But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over.

Drawing upon a treasure trove of previously secret and undisclosed documents, James Neff has crafted a brilliant, heart-pounding epic of crime and punishment, a saga of venom and relentlessness, and two men willing to do anything to demolish each other.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is not a book about a good Bobby versus a bad Hoffa. It is a study of two men who always got what they wanted staging a shootout on the streets of Laredo. And, as Neff tells it, there were no winners.”

    Seymour M. Hersh, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

  • “Deftly penned…A riveting slice of American history, underscored by carefully chosen details that bring every tense moment to life.”, editorial review

  • “Neff brilliantly weaves this fascinating narrative with newly released material…As riveting as any courtroom thriller, except this is real…Neff’s masterly study of this intensely personal conflict is as engrossing as it is irresistible.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Neff’s account of Kennedy’s and Hoffa’s vengeful crimes and strategies is unexpectedly thrilling, but he deftly avoids caricaturing the two men.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “Neff captures the tension and hatred between the men in this impressively researched page-turner…This enthralling account, based mostly on archival research, will appeal to Kennedy followers, true crime fans, and students and scholars of modern American history.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “In lesser hands this could have devolved into a cheap pulp thriller, but Neff’s terrific incorporation of a multitude of personalities from both sides of the courtroom results in a page-turner that adds greater nuance and depth to both men’s legends.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “By transposing these two larger-than-life characters and utilizing his own considerable investigative skills, Neff succeeds in shining a light on one of the darker corners of American history…At times, the book reads like a spy novel, as both camps used double agents, secret recordings, tails, and blackmail to keep track of their opponents…The sordid, sweeping history of what Kennedy insider Pierre Salinger dubbed ‘a blood feud.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “With a master investigator’s eye and a novelist’s flair, James Neff makes the Kennedy-Hoffa duel come alive with many new historical insights and with all the blood and muscle of these two unforgettable men.”

    Thomas Maier, author of When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys

  • An Amazon Best Book

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About the Author

James Neff has overseen multiple Pulitzer Prize winning series as investigations editor at the Seattle Times. The author of The Wrong Man, Unfinished Murder, and Mobbed Up, he lives in the Seattle area.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.