I Heard You Paint Houses: Now Filmed as The Irishman directed by Martin Scorsese

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Hodder & Stoughton, Feb 18, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages

Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese.

'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa.

Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legenday crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures.

When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself.

Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.

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This is a story that rings true. As a young man I was around certain people who are mentioned in this book. The areas too, are very familiar as I grew up in Chester Pa. and then moved to De. where someof the things and places in this book can be visualized. The author is certainly not just an unknown run of the mill guy as well. Notice Joe Biden in the story in the good old boy times in De. There may still be some remnants of that network. nuff said! 

About the author (2010)

Born and raised in New York, Charles Brandt is a former high school teacher, welfare investigator and homicide prosecutor. He has been named by his peers as one of the best lawyers in America. He now lives in Delaware with his family.

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