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Hoffman, William 1937-

Overview
Works: 68 works in 157 publications in 2 languages and 5,077 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Singer, Set designer , Narrator, Commentator, Performer
Classifications: G530.T6, B
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Most widely held works about William Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by William Hoffman
Contract killer : the explosive story of the Mafia's most notorious hitman, Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos by William Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He knows where Jimmy Hoffa was buried. He knows how to perform a "hit" seamlessly, having done so dozens of times for everyone from John Gotti on down. He has worked with big-time members of the underworld whose names read like something from a Mafia Who's Who - Fat Tony Salerno, Nicky Barnes, Chin Gigante, Crazy Joe Gallo, Jimmy Coonan, Mad Dog Sullivan. And he's telling it all in Contract Killer. Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos, ex-Navy boxer, pimp, heroin dealer, burglar, loan shark, and contract killer, the "last person anyone thought would rat," has turned state's evidence. One result is that John Gotti has offered $300,000 for Frankos's head; another is Contract Killer - a completely candid, extraordinarily vivid account of thirty years in organized crime. The result is the "down and dirty truth"--A chillingly fascinating story, an expose of some of the underworld's biggest secrets, and a shocking confession of his participation in the murder of Jimmy Hoffa. Co-authors William Hoffman and Lake Headley (whom Vincent Bugliosi called the "the best p.i. in the world") logged over 40,000 miles in verifying what Frankos said was the "down and dirty truth" of his life at the center of the underworld. Here are the most intimate details of Jimmy Hoffa's death, dismemberment, and burial - down to the lock of his hair saved for good luck; a portrayal of John Gotti in prison, where Frankos Took the young, future godfather under his wing and showed him the ropes and where Gotti used fake furlough passes to sell drugs; Frankos's involvement in the Pierre Hotel heist, one of the biggest robberies of the decade; and for the first time the nitty-gritty truth behind the contract killing of Joey Gallo. Told in Frankos's own voice, Contract Killer is more than an extraordinarily vivid and detailed account of events expertly told and documented by Hoffman and Headley. It will spark the reopening of many investigations and may prove to be the most explosive and disturbing portrait of the mob yet
Beyond reach : the search for the Titanic by William Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of the Titanic before, during, and after its loss, and it is illustrated with pictures and charts. A fascinating search in modern history
Queen Juliana : the story of the richest woman in the world by William Hoffman( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The court-martial of Clayton Lonetree by Lake Headley( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David by William Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasy : the incredible Cabbage Patch phenomenon by William Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney by William Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been a long journey to this moment." Those were the quiet, moving words of Sidney Poitier when he won the best Motion Picture Academy Award for Best Actor. Sidney reveals the hardships and the agonies and the triumphs of that long long journey-all the way from the rocky soil of tin Cat Island to his lonely, undisputed Hollywood pinnacle when the Gallup Poll names him the most popular star in motion pictures
Paul Mellon : portrait of an oil baron by William Hoffman( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Chinese and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vegas P.I. by Lake Headley( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of private investigator, Lake Headley, relating his 35 years fighting crime. Some cases involved Patty Hearst and Jimmy Hoffa
Brother Frank by Frank Minucci( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Vincent Peale called Frank Minucci's life "one of the most powerful true stories" he'd ever heard. Larry Sutton of the New York Daily News declared it "a magnificent tribute to love, family, and faith." Now in this disturbing, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting account, Frank Minucci takes us on his remarkable journey, from career criminal to dedicated Christian minister, from the razor-edge of mayhem and death to a life of honesty, humility, and peace
Doctors on the new frontier : breaking through the barriers of modern medicine by William Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loser by William Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stockholder by William Hoffman( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas : a year with the boys by William Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mastering CMake : a cross-platform build system by Ken Martin( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contract killer by William Hoffman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald "Tony the Greek" Frankos reveals his past as a Navy boxer, pimp, heroin dealer, loanshark and contract killer, as well as the truth about Jimmy Hoffa
Distributed object architectures with CORBA by Henry Balen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to creating a software architecture comprised of distributed components. While it is based on OMG's CORBA standard, the principles also apply to architecture built with other technology, such as Microsoft's DCOM
Mastering CMake : updated for CMake version 2.2 by Ken Martin( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tough guy by Eddie Maloney( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breeding and feeding cattle for your country by Helen Hearnshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hoffman, Bill 1937-

Hoffman, William 1937-

Hoffman, William Stanislaus 1937-

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