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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There are about as many myths about J. Edgar Hoover as there are truths. While head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1935 to 1972, there were stories of homosexual trysts with his ... Read full review

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In some ways this is an annoying book. Potentially a fascinating story, the author keeps intruding into it with some truly awful pieces of writing - for instance on discovery "by the hired help of ... Read full review

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