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G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture

Author: Richard Gid Powers
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983.
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Powers, Richard Gid, 1944-
G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983
(OCoLC)654510393
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gid Powers
ISBN: 0809310961 9780809310968
OCLC Number: 9370803
Description: xix, 356 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The public enemy and the American public: prelude to the New Deal --
The crime war of the thirties: the New Deal's anticrime program --
Hollywood and Hoover's rise to power: the myth of the G-man --
The G-man and the censors: G-man movies and the 1935 ban on movie gangsters --
The G-man and the public: the cultural function of the action detective --
The FBI formula and the G-man hero: the battle over control of the FBI's public image --
The FBI formula and John Dillinger: a case study in bureaucratic heroism --
The comic strip G-man: Hoover's assault on popular mythology --
Public hero number one: J. Edgar Hoover and the detective pulps --
The junior G-men: the FBI and American youth culture --
The FBI in peace and war: the shift in the bureau's image --
One G-man's family: FBI public relations during the fifties and sixties --
Postmortem: today's FBI.
Other Titles: G-men, Hoover's F.B.I. in American popular culture.
Responsibility: Richard Gid Powers.
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