J. Edgar Hoover


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Noun1.J. Edgar Hoover - United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
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Chasing Dillinger: Police Captain Matt Leach, J. Edgar Hoover and the Rivalry to Capture Public Enemy No.
It has not been confirmed whether or not the information reported in the documents is legitimate, but does confirm the widely held theory that FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who held the office from 1935 to 1972, was suspicious and obsessed with King.
The FBI's Obscene File: J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau's Crusade against Smut.
Medsger revisits the half-century history of J. Edgar Hoover. The fated coincidence of the Media burglary in 1971 and Hoover's death in 1972 both denied the burglary its rightful place in history and paradoxically made its revelations as influential as they were, culminating in the Senate's 1975 Church Committee Report, which called for a number of reforms within the bureau.
Now, 43 years later, in The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI, she reveals the never-before-told full story of that history-changing break-in, bringing the activists into the public eye for the first time.
In an effort to prove he was under Communist influence, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover spent significant resources monitoring King's movements and eavesdropping on his communications.
John Sbardellati J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2012.
His career is traced through a series of meetings with Peter Vasco, posing as a Catholic priest, who is placed in a position of intimacy with Capone after his release from prison for tax evasion by J. Edgar Hoover in an effort to obtain evidence to go after his associates in Chicago.
Whether or not they attended church regularly, J. Edgar Hoover and his deputies must have heard some interesting sermons during Hoover's 48-year reign as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Sbardellati, John, J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins ofHollywood's Cold War, ISBN 9 7808 0145 0082, 264 pp., A$39.95.
The FBI's Obscene File: J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau's Crusade against Smut by Douglas Charles (UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PRESS, 2012)
During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America.