Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

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Anagrama, 1994 - Government executives - 610 pages
A ground-breaking, myth-shattering expose reveals the dark secrets of J. Edgar Hoover. At last, readers will learn of the late FBI chief's menacing abuse of power and public trust--from his closet homosexuality to his manipulation by the Mafia to his subversion of the Warren Commission's probe into the assassination of JFK. An 8-week NYT bestseller from the author of Conspiracy and Goddess.

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User Review  - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing

This was a solid read and well researched. Mr. Summers goes after Hoover like a pitbull in many areas of the text. Really, he doesn't have anything good to say about him. I don't think this could ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whiskey3pa - LibraryThing

Well written and researched. Disturbing from cover to cover. The willingness of FDR to use the Hoover dirty tricks and surveillance for his own advancement is the beginning of real power for Hoover ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers has written Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Goddess: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Not in Your Lifetime, a book about the Kennedy assassination. Summers received the British Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction in 1980 for Conspiracy.

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