Secrecy and power: the life of J. Edgar Hoover

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Drawing on previously unknown personal documents, thousands of FBI files, interviews with former agents, and the presidential papers of nine administrations, Powers reveals a man of inalterable ideals and convictions who clung to a private vision of an orderly, traditional America, and who vowed to crush anyone who threatened it.

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Powers (History, Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY), author of an earlier work on a related subject ( G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American popular culture ), here offers a full biography of the former FBI ... Read full review

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I believe some are trying to discredit JEH because his book, "Masters of Deceit," told the truth. Just what he said has and is happening. Read his book.



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RICHARD GID POWERS is a professor of history at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where he also directs the American Studies Program.

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