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J. Edgar Hoover; the man in his time.

Author: Ralph de Toledano
Publisher: New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House [1973]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first objective biography about the man whose name is synonymous with the FBI. Generally sympathetic but not uncritical, veteran newsman Ralph de Toledano unveils Hoover's life from birth to death, showing how he took a corrupt political instrument and made it into the greatest investigative organization in the world -- and, in his last years, allowed some rigidity to creep in.
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Toledano, Ralph de, 1916-2007.
J. Edgar Hoover.
New Rochelle, N.Y., Arlington House [1973]
(OCoLC)654603444
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover; J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph de Toledano
ISBN: 0870001884 9780870001888
OCLC Number: 622087
Description: 384 pages portrait 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The man in his time --
In the beginning --
An America in turmoil --
The great job begins --
From the official reports, 1924-28 --
The crime years --
Enter the G-man --
Dillinger et al. --
Hoover's "own" cases --
A shift in direction --
All this and espionage too --
Roundups and spy scares --
The enemy spies --
Spies in the parlor : I --
Spies in the parlor : II --
Hoover, Truman, and White : a tale of red herrings --
Hoover, civil rights, and crime --
Investigations and McCarthy --
Actions and reactions in a changing world --
Bobby Kennedy marches --
Assassinations, crisis --
The stormy final years : I --
The stormy final years : II --
Postlude : John Edgar Hoover.

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The first objective biography about the man whose name is synonymous with the FBI. Generally sympathetic but not uncritical, veteran newsman Ralph de Toledano unveils Hoover's life from birth to death, showing how he took a corrupt political instrument and made it into the greatest investigative organization in the world -- and, in his last years, allowed some rigidity to creep in.

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