Puppetmaster: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

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New Millenium Press, 2004 - 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 corrupt public servant. His career spanned nine different presidential administrations, and he survived a dozen attempts to sweep him from his post as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hoover reshaped domestic law enforcement as he expanded the reach of the FBI and transformed his G-men into an elite national crime-fighting division. While many of Hoover's achievements and insecurities are well-documented, author Richard Hack (Hughes, Clash of the Titans) reveals for the first time the most hidden secrets of Hoover's private life and exposes previously undisclosed conduct that threatened to compromise the security of the entire nation.

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Prologue DEATH OF AN ICON
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TO BE GOOD IS NOT ENOUGH WHEN YOU DREAM OF GREATER THINGS
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ALIEN THREAT
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