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J. Edgar Hoover

The Man and the Secrets

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J. Edgar Hoover by Curt Gentry
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Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry? masterful portrait of America? top policeman is a unique political biography. From more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Gentry reveals exactly how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchecked public power, manipulating every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. He kept extensive blackmail files and used illegal wiretaps and hidden microphones to destroy anyone who opposed him. The book reveals how Hoover helped create McCarthyism, blackmailed the Kennedy brothers, and influenced the Supreme Court; how he retarded the civil rights movement and forged connections with mobsters; and what part he played in the investigations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. A New York Times bestseller. 32 pages of photographs.

Author Biography

Curt Gentry (1931-2014), an Edgar winner, was the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi.
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
32 pages of photographs
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
848
Dimensions
157x236x38
ISBN-13
9780393321289
Product ID
2472318

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