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J. Edgar Hoover: the man and the secrets

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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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subject_facet Government executives -- United States -- Biography, Hoover, J. Edgar -- (John Edgar), -- 1895-1972, Police -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Biography
title_display J. Edgar Hoover : the man and the secrets
title_full J. Edgar Hoover : the man and the secrets / Curt Gentry
title_short J. Edgar Hoover :
title_sub the man and the secrets
topic_facet Government executives, Hoover, J. Edgar, Police