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    DescriptionFor nearly fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover held great power in the United States. The creator of the FBI and its Director until his death, he played a role in nearly every major tragedy and scandal in America during the twentieth century. Hoover was lauded when he died as an American hero. Anthony Summers' controversial bestseller, "Official & Confidential, The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover", draws on more than 800 interviews to explode the myths, exposing the dark secrets that remained hidden throughout Hoover's lifetime. Hoover used his intimate knowledge of the John F. Kennedy's sex life to ensure that Lyndon B. Johnson became Vice President, and suppressed evidence about J.F.K's assassination. Hoover himself, meanwhile, was a closet homosexual, which allegedly led to him being blackmailed by the Mafia. This fascinating book reveals that even Hoover's death, on the eve of Watergate, was clouded with mystery. Witnesses have indicated that, in the panic over the secrets he was holding over President Nixon, an operation was mounted to break into his house - possibly even to murder him.


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    Title
    Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J Edgar Hoover
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anthony Summers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 640
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 444 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091941772
    ISBN 10: 0091941776
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BIC subject category V2: JKVF
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JJ
    DC23: 363.25092
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    Thema V1.0: JPHL, DNBH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Summers is a writer, journalist and television producer . After education at Oxford University, he began his career in television with Granada TV's 'World in Action' investigative current affairs program. He moved on to the BBC, traveling worldwide and becoming a Deputy Editor of the flagship 'Panorama' program. Coverage for the BBC included the Vietnam War and the Middle East conflict, and - extensively - the United States, notably the Martin Luther King assassination and Robert Kennedy's presidential bid. He is the bestselling author of The File on the Tsar (1976), The Kennedy Conspiracy (1980), Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe (1985), Honeytrap (1987), Not in Your Lifetime: The definitive book on the J.F.K. Assassination (1998), The Arrogance of Power: The Secret World of Richard Nixon (1998), Sinatra: The Life (2005) and The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 & Osama bin Laden (2011). Anthony lives in Ireland with his wife and three children.
    Review quote
    "I read Official and Confidential with mounting horror, fascination, revulsion... Enthralling" -- Paul Theroux "Summers' book is not just a history of a single hero-sized hypocrite, it is a history of a vast national delusion" -- Hilary Mantel Spectator "The exposure we have been waiting for these last forty years" -- Norman Mailer "Garbage... Innuendo, lies" -- Cartha Deloach, Former Close Aide To Hoover "The book is more exciting, and more damning, than the film...This is bold, excoriating, unmissable stuff." Independent on Sunday