Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

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Phoenix Books, Incorporated, 2007 - 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 feared public servant. His career as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation spanned nine different presidential administrations and survived a dozen attempts to sweep him from office. During that time, Hoover completely reshaped domestic law enforcement as he expanded the reach of the FBI and transformed his G-men into an elite national crime fighting division. Despite his contributions to the criminal justice system, Hoover fell from favor soon after his death, the victim of rampant rumors and innuendo. In

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Legendary FBI director Hoover was a lifelong resident of Washington, DC, and had an extremely close attachment to his mother, living with her in the family home until he was in his forties. He was ... Read full review

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I absolutely was glued to this book. I believe that J. Edgar Hoover was the most dedicated person that I have read about. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

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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