Coffey's Transfer at War with the Teamsters
Award-winning Great Plains writer Marilyn Coffey recounts her family's intricate dance with the Teamsters, beginning with her dad's tiny trucking company spawned on a front porch in 1929, in a David-and-Goliath encounter that spanned decades.
In 1956, Tom Coffey knuckled under Jimmy Hoffa's six-month-long Teamsters strike. He sold his twenty-seven-year-old truckline, Coffey's Transfer Company, rather than sign Hoffa's contract.
But the story didn't end there–and Hoffa didn't win after all. In 1958, the Coffey family gathered in Washington, DC, to see Tom testify against Jimmy Hoffa before then-Senator John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, the Rackets Committee's counsel who had sworn to put Hoffa behind bars.
Get the exclusive insider's perspective with Marilyn's firsthand narrative of this feud in That Punk Jimmy Hoffa!
"This engrossing book tells the story of a family's reluctant participation
in public affairs at a national level."
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that punk jimmy hoffa!
"An impressively candid, informatively detailed, inherently fascinating insider account, That Punk Jimmy Hoffa! is a unique and extraordinary historical footnote to the history of the national teamster's union and the corruption that was to eventually take it down. Unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections."
Midwest Book Review
"That Punk Jimmy Hoffa! sizzles with mob energy. It's a page-turner."
Bestselling author of When the Mob Ran Vegas
Publisher: Omega Cottonwood Press
Publication Date: May 25, 2017
Paperback: 360 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9989018-1-7
Kindle ASIN: B074D7T17B
Narrator: Karen Gundersen
Length: 9 hours, 2 minutes