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Monday, January 20, 2014

New Book Chronicles the Gangland Mystery of Legendary Labor Leader Jimmy Hoffa’s Disappearance


At his zenith as a Teamsters union leader, Jimmy Hoffa was reputed to be more powerful than the President of the United States.  But on July 30, 1975, nearly 40 years ago, Hoffa vanished from the face of  the Earth, Today, his disappearance remains one of the most mysterious, fascinating and intriguing cold cases in crime history.

​Now in his book, Vanished: The Life and Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, William Hryb chronicles the story of one of Gangland's biggest mysteries. The author painstakingly takes the  reader behind the scenes of the man who dominated the American labor movement and made the Teamsters the most formidable labor union in America. Hoffa was alleged to have close ties with organized crime, becoming the target of sensational congressional hearings into labor racketeering, spearheaded by Robert Kennedy.  Hoffa and Kennedy were bitter enemies who engaged in a boiling turf battle, until the blood feud ended with Robert Kennedy's assassination in 1968.

​James Hoffa's story comes alive in this one-of-a-kind narrative, making William Hryb's book a must read for unsolved crime aficionados.

Based in Thunder Bay Canada, William Hryb is a contributing writer to various publications, including Canadian Sailings/Transportation & Trade Logistics, Bayview, Thunder Bay Experience, Cruise Ship North America, On the Level and the Ukrainian Weekly. He has also contributed to the anthology, Movers and Mavericks. Since January 2010, he has been the co-producer and co-host of Crime Beat, the popular weekly

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