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Description - J. Edgar Hoover by Curt Gentry

Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry? masterful portrait of America? 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; and what part he played in the investigations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. A New York Times bestseller. 32 pages of photographs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393321289
ISBN-10: 0393321282
Format: Paperback / softback
(236mm x 155mm x 41mm)
Pages: 848
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Curt Gentry

Curt Gentry (1931-2014), an Edgar winner, was the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi.

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