Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies

Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies

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A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist. "King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." Dr. Martin Luther King received this demand in an anonymous letter in 1964. He believed that the letter was telling him to commit suicide. Who wrote this anonymous letter? The FBI. And the man behind it all was J. Edgar Hoover,… (more)

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Compellingly illustrated with period photos and posters, “Master of Deceit” shows how Hoover’s passions were tied up with power and information (digging it up, cataloguing it, guarding it, using it).

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Book Details  


Publisher: Candlewick Press (April 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

File size: 21.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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