The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisitionby Athan G. Theoharis, John S. Cox
The authors cracked the secret filing system of J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI until he died in 1972. This is his definitive biography with unprecedented accuracy & comprehensive primary evidence. Draws on previously unknown & extremely sensitive FBI files as well as interviews with Hoover family members, agents, politicians, & targets of FBI investigations to reveal the man, the administrator, & the power-monger who manipulated American politics for half a century. Investigates the extent to which Hoover made a mockery of the American Constitution & its system of checks & balances by immunizing the FBI from critical scrutiny.
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