Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover
Anthony Summers peels back layers of fact and hearsay to reveal the truth about one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century No one exemplified paranoia and secrecy at the heart of American power better than J. Edgar Hoover, the original director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For this consummate biography, renowned investigative journalist Anthony Summers interviewed more than eight hundred witnesses and pored through thousands of documents to get at the truth about the man who headed the FBI for fifty years, persecuted political enemies, blackmailed politicians, and lived his own surprising secret life. Ultimately, Summers paints a portrait of a fatally flawed individual who should never have held such power, and for so long.
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Review: Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar HooverUser Review - Monique - Goodreads
I just read the biography of J.Edgar Hoover. The man would have been a perfect candidate as the head of the Gestapo: extreme right political views, no big picture, paranoid, into blackmail on a grand ... Read full review
Review: Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar HooverUser Review - Sharlene - Goodreads
A very reveiling expose on the late J. Edgar Hoover. It answers the question of how could one man hold onto power for so many years. Scary period, scary man, important read. Read full review