Bill Henry has given us a highly readable and riveting account of one of America’s great mysteries – the dark world of Jimmy Hoffa and what happened to the brash and brassy labor boss.
Jimmy Hoffa was one of the most compelling, if not tragic, American figures of the 20th century — from his time as a union boss, to his prosecution and conviction for an assortment of crimes, to his mysterious death. In Fatal Alliance, E. William Henry has authored a well-researched and interesting book about this longtime teamster leader, one that can serve as a reminder of Lord Acton’s dictum, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
–James A. Baker, III,
61st U.S. Secretary of State
High praise and gratitude for Bill Henry’s gripping account of the fight for the soul of the labor movement, and American politics. Fatal Alliance is a real life thriller meticulously detailing Jimmy Hoffa’s rise as one the most powerful and talented union leaders in American history but whose fight for working men and women is tragically shattered by his ties to the mob. As a young girl I watched my father Robert Kennedy in the Senate Racket Hearings investigate those who corrupted unions and politics and am grateful for Henry’s determination to tell what happened to Jimmy Hoffa and why.
–Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Bill Henry’s compelling narrative offers new insights into the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa, one of labor’s most powerful union leaders, and the clash between him and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Carefully researched and historically accurate, Fatal Alliance is a fascinating read.
Senior Partner, Neal and Harwell
Bill Henry brings a fresh and unique perspective to the Hoffa criminal cases and the Kennedys’ effort to clean up union corruption. The book is a remarkable achievement.
–The Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt,
Circuit Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit