Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

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New Millenium Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 455 pages
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J. Edgar Hoover, the most powerful lawman in America for over fifty years, was also the country's most controversial and corrupt public servant. His career spanned nine different presidential administrations, and he survived a dozen attempts to sweep him from his post as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hoover reshaped domestic law enforcement as he expanded the reach of the FBI and transformed his G-men into an elite national crime-fighting division. While many of Hoover's achievements and insecurities are well-documented, author Richard Hack (Hughes, Clash of the Titans) reveals for the first time the most hidden secrets of Hoover's private life and exposes previously undisclosed conduct that threatened to compromise the security of the entire nation.

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Review: The Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

User Review  - DR Pitcock - Goodreads

I read this book because Hack was fair with Howard Hughes and wrote that bio well. Hoover was a great American who was flawed. Hack researched it well and flatly denies the recent history of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Baas - Goodreads

A complex story of an era gone by... I find it hard to judge J. Edgar Hoover too harshly because he was a man of his times and sometimes felt the ends justified the means. In the end he was infallible ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue DEATH OF AN ICON
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TO BE GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH WHEN YOU DREAM OF GREATER THINGS
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ALIEN THREAT
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Hack has been an investigative writer for 20 years, covering Hollywood and the media for much of that time. He frequently appears on television as a commentator.

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