J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography

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Macmillan, Jan 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 102 pages
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A True History of Violence (and Crimefighting, Politics, and Power)

In the hands of gifted cartoonist Rick Geary, J. Edgar Hoover's life becomes a timely and pointed guide to eight presidents—from Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon—and everything from Prohibition to cold war espionage. From a nascent FBI's headlinegrabbing tracking down of Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly in the 1930s to Hoover's increasingly paranoid post-WWII authorizing of illegal wiretaps, blackmail, and circumvention of Supreme Court decisions, J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography provides a special window into the life of an outsized American and a bird'seye view on the twentieth century.


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User Review  - Allanna - Goodreads

I really had no previous knowledge about Hoover ... besides the fact that he had copious files about EVERYONE and that he, supposedly, was a cross-dresser. I know, I'm very naive. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.

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