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by Curt Gentry

ISBN: 0393024040
ISBN13: 978-0393024043
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; First Edition edition (September 1, 1991)
Pages: 846
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Edgar Hoover, Modern Knight Errant: A Biographical Sketch of the Director of the . Minneapolis: T. S. Denison, 1959. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man in His Time. Arlington House, 1973. --. Spies, Dupes, and Diplomats.

Edgar Hoover, Modern Knight Errant: A Biographical Sketch of the Director of the . Conconi, Charles, and Toni House. The Washington Sting. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979. Congdon, Don, ed. The Thirties: A Time to Remember. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962; reprint, 1970. Boston: Little, Brown, Company; New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1952.

For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchec Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s top policeman is a unique political biography. From more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Gentry reveals exactly how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchecked public power, manipulating every president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Richard Nixon.

Curt Gentry (1931-2014), an Edgar winner, was the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi. Start reading J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. Библиографические данные. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets.

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Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets BOOK SEVENThe Man from Independence Sept. er job. I was worried about that situation. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over and all Congressmen and Senators are afraid of him. I’m not and he knows it. If I can prevent there’ll be no NKVD or Gestapo in this country. Edgar Hoover’s organization would make a good start toward a citizen spy system. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Curtis Marsena "Curt" Gentry (June 13, 1931 – July 10, 2014) was an American writer, born in Lamar, Colorado. He is best known for co-authoring, with Vincent Bugliosi, the 1974 book Helter Skelter, which detailed the Charles Manson murders. Gentry lived in San Francisco, California. Gentry died, aged 83, on July 10, 2014, in San Francisco. Frame-Up was a nominee for the 1968 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Fact Crime book.

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Curt Gentry's book is about . dgar Hoover(JEH), the most powerful, most durable . bureaucrat ever and about the KGB-, Gestapo-like organization (the FBI) that he created. Since JEH held his position for 55 years - he served under 8 presidents and 16 attorneys general- the book offers a multitude of extremely interesting historical moments involving the interplay between JEH, the FBI, and elements and major personalities of our government and society.

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Divulges how the controversial FBI director's paranoia and his files--sustained his power during Mccarthyism, the Kennedy years, and the civil rights movement
The regrettable thing about this book is that it is convincing. This is a detailed and annotated look at Hoover and the FBI during the Hoover years, and the picture that it paints is not a pretty one. It is, however, a convincing one. For many decades J. Edgar Hoover exercised complete control over the FBI. There was virtually no effective Congressional oversight over Hoover, the FBI, or their activities. During these decades Hoover worked tirelessly and effectively to expand and enlarge the size and power of the FBI. This occurred such that the FBI came to exercise an unwholesome and yes, disturbing degree of power over American citizens. The FBI bugged and wiretapped with virtually no reference to the Constitution and targeted enemies not so much based upon national danger as upon Hoover's quirks and eccentricities. Thus, for decades the FBI was oblivious to what everyone else in America knew: that syndicated crime (the "Mafia") was a big and malevolent problem in American life. The FBI declined for a long time to protect civil rights workers and instead tacitly sided with KKK extremists. (Happily, both of these failures have been corrected, but no thanks to Hoover.) Because Hoover hated the CIA, the FBI broke off liaison with the CIA and other intelligence agencies thereby crippling America's ability to confront the Soviet KGB and other legitimate threats to national security. While insiders including some FBI agents noted that this was not a "rational" act, it happened and for a long time no one did anything about it. Such was Hoover's power to act arbitrarily with his potential critics cowed and fearful of his terrible ability to retaliate against real or perceived enemies. And no one in government was easier to make an enemy of than Hoover.

Presidents feared Hoover and no Congressman or Senator cared or dared to take him on. There was no upside in it. Everyone knew that Hoover had compiled dossiers on tens of thousands of American citizens, especially its democratically elected officials. And the FBI was fantastically willing to leak embarrassing dirt on Hoover's enemies. Countless politicians who crossed Hoover, and many who did not, were destroyed by such FBI leaks. Many in the press acted in concert with Hoover and published these leaks in exchange for receiving such exclusives from the FBI. None of this was either Constitutional or good government. Presidents, attorney generals, and Congressmen and Senators came and went, but Hoover stayed in place, growing his power with each decade. This was not a good thing.

This piece also details that Hoover himself was corrupt. Each year he took a three week "nonvacation" at public expense in Florida, living the high life with his "companion," Deputy FBI Director Clyde Tolson. FBI agents were employed to ghostwrite several books ostensibly written by Hoover from which he personally profited. No one dared look into any of this.

This is a useful and important book because it illustrates the fact that the Government can and does ignore the Constitution in a big way when governmental processes go awry. In Hoover's FBI we had one man work his way into a position in which he was able to thwart the usual checks and balances in the American governmental system to the nation's infinite harm. There is much evidence that the FBI has reformed and is now more of a "normal" governmental agency. Many readers will never view the FBI in quite the same way after reading this piece. By the way, this is a very well-written piece that is very readable. Recommended. RJB.

This book was almost information overload. A well-written and documented history of a man with so much power and control that even now, it is frightening. We hope that there are safeguards in place to prevent there ever being another such file system of Big Brother Watching Us. I walked around for days and stayed up late at night until I finished it. Not for the faint of heart! Also a compelling look at some of our presidents and politicians.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Unlike some other readers, I like books that are documented with foot notes and end notes, such as this book was.

Question: What do Eleanor Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Albert Einstein, and members of the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of JFK all have in common?

Answer: J. Edgar Hoover had a file on all of these individuals, as well as millions of others.

This book shows a frightening aspect of American history. I wonder how much unchecked (by that I mean without a warrant) spying continues today, particularly in light of the advanced technology now existing.

Hoover had a file on millions. I find this to be frightening. He spied for presidents and presidential candidates. From another book I read, LBJ via Hoover's FBI, tapped Hubert Humphrey's telephones to determine in advance what Humphrey would state as a presidential candidate about the Vietnam War. Surely this is improper and I wonder if this is illegal.

From Curt Gentry's book I learned things such as:

--former Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark took a bribe to parole a member of the mafia.
--Hoover went to Florida and California principally for vacation purposes and did this on FBI appropriated funds.
--Lee Harvey Oswald entered an FBI office in Dallas and threatened the FBI via a written note and an oral tirade the same month JFK was assassinated.
--if not for J Edgar Hoover, Joseph McCarthy would not have had nearly as many resources to conduct his witch hunts.
--the Warren Commission was totally dependent upon the FBI for its investigation into the assassination of JFK.
--Frank Sinatra asked his mafia friends in Chicago to rig the presidential election results in favor of JFK.

J. Edgar Hoover disliked hundreds if not thousands of individuals including:

--FBI agents who were to so good at their job that they were seen as rivals by Hoover.
--FBI agents who retired from the FBI for other job opportunities (one notable example is Edward Tamm who became a federal judge).
--Liberals (For example, Eleanor Roosevelt, who befriended student activists and civil rights activists and thought it improper that Hoover was spying on individuals where there was no potential of criminal activity).
--Alleged Communists.
--Student activists.
--Anti-Vietnam war protesters.
--Civil rights activists--both black and white.
--Presidents (Harry Truman in particular), Senators, members of the House of Representatives, Supreme Court Justices, and Justice Department executives--the common thread among these people is that they did not fully agree with J. Edgar Hoover.

I concur with the review of Mr. David Robinson who wrote:

"So how did Hoover remain in power for half a century? Simply put, he had a file on everyone. And he wasn't afraid of using his minions to imply the threat of blackmail.

There's little evidence of active homosexuality by Hoover, indeed labelling someone a "fag" seems to have been his biggest threat. However, here we have a man who lived with his mother until his mid-40's, whose "Associate Director" was his daily companion whose adult sexuality at best could be called retarded.

Gentry's indictment of Hoover does not avoid his few good qualities -- he was a hard worker and an efficient administrator. The notes and footnotes are extensive, but do not interfere with a page-turning narrative for those who want to go quickly. In sum, it amounts to a crashing indictment of a man whose name does not deserve to be on a government building."

Amazing research. Intelligent writing. Should be read by every American. FBI was Hoover's private Secret Police with the goals of Self Promotion, Commie,Pinko, Labor,Homosexual,Critic, persecution,Political blackmail,Promtion of the FBI and Personal piggy bank.

A vivid look at a man who made every effort to control society as he saw those who he deemed untrustworty or unAmerican. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best when describing Hoover as operating the Gestapo in America.

The author did a tremendous job in keeping to the facts.I believe the facts are that Hoover was allowed to survive in his job as long as he did by breaking the laws of our nation.This was a unique individual that accomplished a lot in the area of law Enforcement.His methods are what is in question though.His tactics would surely thrive in the current administration that leads this country.Mr.Gentry did a great job of showing the reader both sides of this legend of his times.This book would have never made it to print had Hoover still been in power.I am sure he wielded enough venom to combat a negative fact being written in this form.Good job to Mr gentry here!

Excellent writing and documentation. Negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding with FBI regarding jurisdiction of bombing investigations while I was a senior executive with ATF and can appreciate how he closely guarded his turf.

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