Anthony Summers's Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover PDF

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By Anthony Summers

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For approximately fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover held nice energy within the usa. The writer of the FBI and its Director till his loss of life, he performed a job in approximately each significant tragedy and scandal in the US throughout the 20th century.

Hoover was once lauded while he died as an American hero. Anthony Summers' debatable bestseller, authentic & exclusive, the key lifetime of J. Edgar Hoover, attracts on greater than 800 interviews to blow up the myths, exposing the darkish secrets and techniques that remained hidden all through Hoover's lifetime.

Hoover used his intimate wisdom of the loo F. Kennedy's intercourse lifestyles to make sure that Lyndon B. Johnson turned vp, and suppressed facts approximately J.F.K's assassination. Hoover himself, in the meantime, used to be a closet gay, which allegedly ended in him being blackmailed via the Mafia.

This interesting booklet unearths that even Hoover's loss of life, at the eve of Watergate, was once clouded with secret. Witnesses have indicated that, within the panic over the secrets and techniques he used to be preserving over President Nixon, an operation used to be fastened to wreck into his residence - in all likelihood even to homicide him.

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