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J. Edgar Hoover, sex, and crime : an historical antidote

Author: Athan G Theoharis
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the life of the late director of the FBI with answers to the accusations of sexual misconduct and homosexuality and being soft on organized crime and the Mafia in particular.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Theoharis, Athan G.
J. Edgar Hoover, sex, and crime.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 1995
(OCoLC)655214847
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover; John Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Athan G Theoharis
ISBN: 1566630711 9781566630719
OCLC Number: 31166531
Description: 175 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A compromised homosexual? --
The politics of sex --
The politics of crime --
Hoover, the law, and politics.
Responsibility: Athan Theoharis.

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The acknowledged authority on Hoover unravels the popular charges of his "homosexuality" and explains why the FBI director was so interested in sex-related information, and why he failed to combat  Read more...

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Clever...the preeminent expert on FBI files deserves the gratitude of historians. -- Richard Gid Powers Journal of American History Reliable...the definitive correction. Times Literary Supplement Read more...

 
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