J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography

J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography

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J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography by Rick Geary, Andrew Helfer

A True History of Violence (and Crimefighting, Politics, and Power)

In the hands of gifted cartoonist Rick Geary, J. Edgar Hoover's life becomes a timely and pointed guide to eight presidents—from Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon—and everything from Prohibition to cold war espionage. From a nascent FBI's headlinegrabbing tracking down of Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly in the 1930s to Hoover's increasingly paranoid post-WWII authorizing of illegal wiretaps, blackmail, and circumvention of Supreme Court decisions, J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography provides a special window into the life of an outsized American and a bird'seye view on the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809095032
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/08/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 855,741
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

About the Author

An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.

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