BETRAYAL : J EDGAR HOOVER

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"At 4 AM on a foggy morning in 1942, Nazi submarines discharged eight men along the coasts of Long Island and Florida. A few days later, J. Edgar Hoover further burnished his reputation by announcing the swift capture of Nazi soldiers found prowling our shores, intent on sabotage." "Omitted from the record (and still denied by the FBI) is the true story behind Hoover's greatest publicity coup: the saboteurs' leader, George Dasch, betrayed his own country by turning himself in first to a disbelieving FBI. Hoover promised Dasch clemency and
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Overview

"At 4 AM on a foggy morning in 1942, Nazi submarines discharged eight men along the coasts of Long Island and Florida. A few days later, J. Edgar Hoover further burnished his reputation by announcing the swift capture of Nazi soldiers found prowling our shores, intent on sabotage." "Omitted from the record (and still denied by the FBI) is the true story behind Hoover's greatest publicity coup: the saboteurs' leader, George Dasch, betrayed his own country by turning himself in first to a disbelieving FBI. Hoover promised Dasch clemency and assurances that the jerry-rigged "military tribunal" created to try the men as "unlawful combatants" was merely a formality to protect loved ones from Nazi retribution." Using documentation from the FBI archives, interviews and memoirs, David Alan Johnson carefully recounts the mounting betrayals in this saga.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781811736
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.77 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     xi
To America and Back     1
Operation Pastorius     19
Differing Objectives     37
Getting off the Beach     67
"Don't Ask Me Nothing"     101
The Rude Awakening     123
The Verdict Was Already In     157
Not from Fear     199
Reputation and Notoriety     215
Outcasts and Celebrities     241
Afterword: History Repeats     259
Bibliography     275
Index     283
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