Richard Hack separates truth from fiction to reveal the most hidden secrets of Hoover's private life and expose his previously undisclosed conduct and actions which threatened to compromise the security of the entire nation.
Based on freshly uncovered files and personal documents as well as over 100,000 pages of FBI memos and State Department papers, Hack rips the lid off the FBI Director's facade of propriety to detail a life replete with sexual indiscretions, criminal behavior and a long-standing alliance with the Mafia.
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Author seems to have an axe to grind here
The author's name is hack and it applies here. Granted J. Edgar Hoover was a complicated and controversial person. I think anyone that was in public life and wielded that much power probably would be. But this author choose to mostly highlight the negative and used much creative license and assumptions to do so. Most all the stories he recites here involve controversial figures from the left wing to some that are downright wing nuts.
Shame as the performance was top notch and the story and history here is amazing.
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