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Book Title: J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets|
The author of the book: Curt Gentry
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 352 KB
Edition: W. W. Norton Company
Date of issue: February 17th 2001
ISBN 13: 9780393321289
Read full description of the books J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets:Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s 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 president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. He kept extensive blackmail files and used illegal wiretaps and hidden microphones to destroy anyone who opposed him. The book reveals how Hoover helped create McCarthyism, blackmailed the Kennedy brothers, and influenced the Supreme Court; how he retarded the civil rights movement and forged connections with mobsters; as well as insight into the Watergate scandal and what part he played in the investigations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.
Read information about the authorCurt Gentry is an American writer. He is best known for co-writing the book Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi (1974), which detailed the Charles Manson murders.
Frame-Up was a nominee for the 1968 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.
Helter Skelter won a 1975 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.
J.Edgar Hoover won the 1992 PEN Center West Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Gentry lives in San Francisco, California.
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