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Once a kind of super-hero, J. Edgar Hoover, builder of the FBI, may have become an American Ozymandias: two vast and trunkless feet of clay, plus some fading boasts! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jack11615
This is a meticulously documented book by a friend of minePublished 11 months ago by mmcleodamcom99
I enjoyed the book on the whole. The author doesn't go into the orgy of Hoover bashing usually found. He is a liberal and a definite bias shows in his presentation. Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by D. L. Davis
Mr. Ackerman's book is well researched and very readable. Those of you who have read the Church Committee's report (Book III, starting at page 382) will note the accuracy in Mr. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by T. Forrestall
Mr. Ackerman does an excellent job of re-telling the history so many other historians have chosen to forget. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by FuzzyBlackLips
Chock full of facts and observations of this time period, as well as a comprehensive biography of young Hoover. I would recommend this bookPublished on September 9, 2012 by RJ
There are some interesting books out now about the 1919--1920 time period in the USA. Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919 appears more comprehensive than this work, but... Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by Derek Grimmell
This was a pretty weak book. Although the former FBI director was a man worth reading about, this work might not be the best place to learn about him. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by J. Smallridge