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Secrecy and Power

About The Book

A well-researched biography about the public and private life of J. Edgar Hoover—former FBI director and America’s most controversial law enforcer—that draws on previously unknown personal documents, a study of FBI files, and the presidential papers of nine administrations.

Secrecy and Power is a full biography of former FBI director, covering all aspects of Hoover’s controversial career from the Red Scare following World War I to the 1960s and his personal vendettas against Martin Luther King and the civil rights and antiwar movements.

About The Author

Richard Gid Powers is a historian and author of numerous books including Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover and G-Men: Hoover’s FBI in American Popular Culture. He holds a Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University and is a professor of history at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (February 8, 2020)
  • Length: 656 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780029250617

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