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Official & confidential : the secret life of J. Edgar Hoover

Author: Anthony Summers
Publisher: London : Ebury Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For nearly fifty years, Hoover was the most powerful man in the USA. The creator of the FBI and its Director until his death in 1972, he played a key role in nearly every major tragedy and scandal in America during the twentieth Century. When he died, Hoover was lauded as an American hero.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Edgar Hoover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Summers
ISBN: 9780091941772 0091941776
OCLC Number: 774242389
Notes: Previous ed. published: New York : Putnam, ©1993.
Description: 602 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 17 cm
Other Titles: Official and confidential :
Secret life of J. Edgar Hoover
Responsibility: Anthony Summers.

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"I read Official and Confidential with mounting horror, fascination, revulsion... Enthralling" -- Paul Theroux "Summers' book is not just a history of a single hero-sized hypocrite, it is a history Read more...

 
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