Nation: Jimmy Hoffa's Last Ride

Two new books examine the mystery of the Teamster's fate

Who killed Jimmy Hoffa? And why, where and how? The main outlines of Hoffa's death were widely reported after he disappeared in 1975, but two writers provide some new details about the nation's largest and most crime-ridden major union in their forthcoming books: The Teamsters by Steven Brill, and The Hoffa Wars by Dan E. Moldea.

The beginning of the end for Hoffa came in 1971, when President Nixon commuted his 13-year sentence in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary for jury tampering. Once free, Hoffa set out...

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