The Irishman

Originally published as I Heard You Paint Houses

by Charles Brandt

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  • 9781473651524
  • 9781848946644

**Now a major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel**

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The Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century.

Spanning decades, Sheeran's story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra, the US Government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission. Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and Brandt turned Sheeran's story into a page-turning true crime classic.


  • Hodder & Stoughton; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781848946644
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Irishman
  • Author: Charles Brandt
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473651524
  • 9781848946644

In The Press

It runs a minute shy of three and a half hours, and I wouldn't wish it any shorter.


About The Author

Born and raised in New York, Charles Brandt is a former high school teacher, welfare investigator and homicide prosecutor. He has been named by his peers as one of the best lawyers in America. He now lives in Delaware with his family.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781473651524
  • 9781848946644