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ISBN: 0393321282 / ISBN-13: 9780393321289

J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

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  • J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets (W. W. Norton & Company) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Curt Gentry

    J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

    Trade paperback, W. W. Norton & Company
    2001
    English
    846 pages

    ISBN: 0393321282
    ISBN-13: 9780393321289

    Drawing from more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Curt Gentry reveals how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost 50 years, Hoover held public power that was virtually unchecked and manipulated 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 ... Show more

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Reviews of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Bob413

A little dry

by Bob413 on Dec 8, 2011

I'm not too far into this book as it can be a little dry. It is, however interesting in small doses.

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