[[ Reading ]] ➻ I Heard You Paint Houses: Now Filmed as The Irishman directed by Martin Scorsese Author Charles Brandt – Tactical-player.co.uk
Interesting book about an interesting time in history Seems to solve a previously unsolved crime and is an enjoyable read But very much speaks of the unions and the link with organised crime in their heyday, but does not really delve deep into organised crime and the ordered assassinations commited by Sheran Nowhere near as good as goodfellas. Now Filmed As The Irishman Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino And Joe Pesci 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 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 Days Of Active Combat During World War 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 I knew nothing of this story or of the mob teamsters before I picked this book It s an absolutely excellent book, it s really well written, it tells the story and sets the scene of the key people involved superbly It s full of facts and real occurrences but remains fascinating and interesting throughout If you ve any interest in gangs or organised crime you will love it Given what an intense and ruthless man he must have been to have known or dealt with in his prime i actually developed a soft spot for Frank Sheeran Get this book You ll enjoy it It s Good People. Fascinating book Part investigative journalism, part memoir of an outsider ex soldier who became a union and Mafia strongarm, who never questioned the orders of his mentors Jimmy Hoffa the Teamster boss and Russell Bufalino Mafia godfather He painted houses with blood Did he kill Jimmy Hoffa on Russ s orders Was he a middle man in the assassination of JFK Overall, I enjoyed this There was a lot of interesting information here I dropped it a star for two reasons One, the information about the union went on for too long After awhile, my eyes just glazed over And two, the author comes over as a know it all, pretty smug and not particularly likeable It was still a good read though and I look forward to the film. An interesting if somewhat glorified account of the period The attempts to describe certain people as good and foster pity for Hoffa and Sheeran are a bit weak It is a decent read, especially towards the end and there are particularly interesting references to the Kennedy assassinations albeit fleetingly with little new details. Boring I couldn t finish reading it Didn t go into depth about the crimes and hits he did but page after page of boring union details.If your interested in what was happening in the unions back then you ll like it, but if you want crime stories don t bother. I don t really read true crime,apart from the classic In Cold Blood, but I saw that Scorcese is doing the film with probably the finest character actors around especially in this genre Pacino,Pesci,etc So I got it it s a fascinating snapshot of the time and an uncomfortable read to boot but this is about the darker sides of life so it was not unexpected Grim,gritty and haunting But ultimately,compulsive reading.