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Bobby and J. Edgar : the historic face-off between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that transformed America

Author: Burton Hersh
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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An evaluation of the complex relationship between the Kennedy family and the FBI director traces their shared political years through their parallel rises and controversial deaths and considers the roles played by such figures as Joe McCarthy and Martin Luther King.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hersh, Burton.
Bobby and J. Edgar.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2007
(OCoLC)608296726
Named Person: Robert F Kennedy; J Edgar Hoover; Joseph P Kennedy; J Edgar Hoover; Joseph P Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; Robert F Kennedy; John Edgar Hoover; Kennedy, Familie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Hersh
ISBN: 9780786719822 0786719826
OCLC Number: 123915891
Description: x, 612 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hiding Joe --
The legacy --
Two confidence men --
Gangster values --
Tail gunner Joe --
Roy --
Pillow talk --
The taste of blood --
Hoffa --
The gas in the room --
It's Bobby! --
Panther piss --
The little man --
Jack's hair would have turned white --
First Ethel, now us --
The glamour preacher --
A wall-banger of a date --
Roy Cohn redux --
The patsy --
The hamlet stage --
And so he gave them that --
The kibosh on those jaspers --
Source notes --
Selected bibliography --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Burton Hersh.
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An evaluation of the complex relationship between the Kennedy family and the FBI director traces their shared political years through their parallel rises and controversial deaths and considers the roles played by such figures as Joe McCarthy and Martin Luther King.

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