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Hoffman, William 1937-

Works: 18 works in 85 publications in 5 languages and 4,510 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Drama  Comedy plays  Autobiographies  History  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: G530.T6, B
Publication Timeline
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 )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 612 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 )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 552 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 )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juliana (Dutch pronunciation: [jylija?na], Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina, Duchess of Mecklenburg; 30 April 1909? 20 March 2004) was the Queen regnant of the Kingdom of the Netherlands between 1948 and 1980. She was the only child of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry. She was married to German aristocrat Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, with whom she had four children: Princess Beatrix (born 1938), Princess Irene (born 1939), Princess Margriet (born 1943), Princess Christina (born 1947). During the Second World War she lived in exile with her children in Ottawa, Canada. She became Queen of the Netherlands with her mother's abdication in 1948 and was succeeded by Queen Beatrix after her own abdication in 1980. During her reign both Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) (proclaimed in 1945, recognized in 1949) and Suriname in 1975 became independent from the Netherlands. Her birthday was celebrated annually as Koninginnedag (Queen's Day), until the accession of her grandson King Willem-Alexander to the throne, when it was replaced with Koningsdag (King's Day). Upon her death at the age of 94, she was the longest-lived former ruling monarch in the world. She is commemorated in space, in the name of the asteroid 816 Juliana."--Wikipedia
The court-martial of Clayton Lonetree by Lake Headley( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David by William Hoffman( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney by William Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 322 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 )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Chinese and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vegas P.I. by Lake Headley( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 238 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 )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 192 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 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loser by William Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stockholder by William Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Best Selling New York author William Hoffman set out to write a book about Texas oilman Jack Grimm's search for the Titanic, he never dreamed where that would lead him. Not into the eerie depths of the Atlantic Ocean, but into the even stranger Twilight Zone of Texas Millionaire society."..."In Texas - A Year with the Boys you will meet Stanley Marsh 3 who plants Cadillacs in the West Texas soil at an angle matching that of the Pyramids. Hear Bunker Hunt's lament that "a billion dollars isn't what it used to be." Or Jack Grimm, discussing reincarnation: "I'd like to come back as me." Then there is David Hannah, Jr., a competitor of NASA, who believed it was God's will that he build a space ship."..."Go with the author to a party hosted by L.G. Mosley who was wearing so much jewelry that "his like expectancy could be tabulated in seconds if he wore it on most New York streets."..."From Dallas to Houston and from Abilene to Midland, William Hoffman mingles with the "Boys" and comes back with an outrageous tale. Come along with him into this zany world of wheelers and dealers who help to prove that truth is stranger. . . at least in Texas!"
Contract killer by William Hoffman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 42 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
Tough guy by Eddie Maloney( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"30 and out" retirement : the autoworkers experience : final report( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seagull : a comedy in four acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When a famous actress and her entourage, consisting of family, staff, and admirers, take up residence at her lakeside summer estate, everyone finds themselves in pursuit of attention and unconditional love. Capturing the power of art, romance, and family, Chekhov's witty and soul-stirring masterpiece is a map of the human heart."--Page [4] of cover
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Alternative Names
Hoffman, Bill 1937-

Hoffman, William 1937-

Hoffman, William Stanislaus

Hoffman, William Stanislaus 1937-