Harold Gibbons

St. Louis Teamster Leader and Warrior Against Jim Crow

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About the Book

Harold Gibbons (1910–1982), leader of St. Louis Teamsters Local 688, fought and defeated Communists and mobsters and was instrumental in ending racial discrimination in the union. His many friends included Frank Sinatra and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. For a few years, he was Jimmy Hoffa’s right-hand man—the two fell out after the Kennedy assassination, which Hoffa celebrated and Gibbons mourned. Exploring his day-to-day work, the author reveals the full story of Gibbons’ secret effort with Kissinger and Hoffa to bring an end to the Vietnam War.

About the Author(s)

Gordon Burnside is a retired newspaper and magazine editor who wrote for the New York Times, Commonweal, The Progressive, The Nation and other publications. He lives in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Gordon Burnside
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7493-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3366-4
Imprint: McFarland