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J. Edgar Hoover : the man and the secrets

Author: Curt Gentry
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Norton pbkView all editions and formats
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Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentryʹs masterful portrait of Americaʹs 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Curt Gentry
ISBN: 0393321282 9780393321289
OCLC Number: 46830027
Description: 846 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Book 1. Three Days in May. 1. Tuesday, May 2, 1972 ---
2. Wednesday, May 3, 1972 ---
3. Thursday, May 4, 1972 ----
Book 2. Something Big. 4. Inauguration Day ---
5. The Missing Years ---
6. "Palmer--Do Not Let This Country See Red!" ---
7. The Soviet Ark ---
8. The Facts Are a Matter of Record ----
Book 3. The Director. 9. The Department of Easy Virtue ---
10. The Director ---
11. "This Is the Last Straw, Edgar." ---
12. A Stay of Execution ----
Book 4. The Gangster Era. 13. The Rise and Fall of Public Hero Number One ---
14. A Problem of Identity ---
15. The Man Who Came to Dinner ----
Book 5. A Curious Relationship. 16. Coup d'Etat ---
17. Smear ---
18. Roosevelt Calls In His Due Bills ---
19. The View from the Balcony ----
Book 6. The Secret War. 20. "Listen!" ---
21. The FBI Director, the First Lady, and Other Matters ----
Book 7. The Man from Independence. 22. A Case of Somewhat Rancid Morals ---
23. Chief Justice Hoover ---
24. The Punch-and-Judy Show ---
25. Friends, Enemies, and the Investigation of Jesus Christ ----
Book 8. Virtually Untouchable. 26. "We Didn't Want Them to Die." ---
27. An "Incident" ----
Book 9. The Director Versus the General. 28. The Kennedys ---
29. "We Must Mark Him Now." ----
Book 10. On Borrowed Time. 30. Seriously Flawed ---
31. The Fall of LBJ ----
Book 11. The Unforgotten Man. 32. Hail, Caesar! ---
33. Moles ---
34. Under Siege ---
35. The Third Judas ---
36. The Last Days ----
Epilogue: Pandora's Box.
Responsibility: Curt Gentry.

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"The cumulative effect is overwhelming. Eleanor Roosevelt was right: Hoover's FBI was an American gestapo." -Newsweek  Read more...

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"The most extensive and controversial [book on Hoover] yet...A chilling look at the darker side of American politics." -- Library Journal

 
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