BETRAYAL : J EDGAR HOOVER

BETRAYAL : J EDGAR HOOVER

by David Alan Johnson
     
 

"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… See more details below

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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 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.

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)

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