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J.Edgar Hoover By Curt Gentry

J.Edgar Hoover

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Utilizing material amassed from over 300 interviews and previously classified documents, this portrait of the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation reveals how such a powerful yet paranoid man was able to create the myth of an invincible, incorruptible organization.
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J.Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry

Shocking grim, and at times, darkly comic, this devastatingly detailed biography chronicles the rise of the nation's legendary top policeman--and the reign of terror that made the FBI the closest thing America had to a gestapo. Curt Gentry reveals Hoover as a paranoid man who intimidated every president from FDR to Nixon, yet shrank from human contact. And he describes in riveting detail how Hoover helped create McCarthyism, blackmailed the Kennedy brothers, influenced the Supreme Court, and sabotaged the Warren Commission's investigation of the assassination of JFK. A hypochondriac who became a national hero, a bachelor prude obsessed with sexual slander, J. Edgar Hoover literally changed the course of history with the files known in the Justice Department as "twelve drawers full of political cancer."

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CIN000323773
J.Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry
Curt Gentry
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
1992-01-15
846
0393024040
9780393024043
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