Official and Confidential

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Official and Confidential

Official and Confidential

The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover

  • Author: Anthony Summers
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453241183
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 619
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A New York Times–bestselling author’s revealing, “important” biography of the longtime FBI director (The Philadelphia Inquirer). No one exemplified paranoia and secrecy at the heart of American power better than J. Edgar Hoover, the original director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For this consummate biography, renowned investigative journalist Anthony Summers interviewed more than eight hundred witnesses and pored through thousands of documents to get at the truth about the man who headed the FBI for fifty years, persecuted political enemies, blackmailed politicians, and lived his own surprising secret life. Ultimately, Summers paints a portrait of a fatally flawed individual who should never have held such power, and for so long.

J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime

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J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime

J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime

An Historical Antidote

  • Author: Athan G. Theoharis
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 175
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Was J. Edgar Hoover a homosexual? And did organized-crime leaders, knowing this, blackmail the FBI director into leaving them alone? These charges won almost instant popular acceptance when they were aired in a sensational biography of Hoover in 1993. But Athan Theoharis, the foremost authority on Hoover and the FBI, here shows that the accusations are spurious and not nearly as intriguing as Hoover's real attitudes toward sex and organized crime. Theoharis takes apart the argument for Hoover's homosexuality, then goes on to paint a chilling portrait of a moralistic bureaucrat who would not hesitate to use sex-related information against his political enemies when it could not be traced to FBI investigations. Theoharis explains why the FBI's ineffectiveness in pursuing organized-crime leaders stemmed from the same political priorities that gave Hoover broad authority during the cold war years to use illegal investigative techniques and to focus on political activities. Punctuating his narrative with case materials from the FBI's secret files on presidential candidates, senators, congressmen, artists and writers, college presidents, and others Theoharis unravels the brilliantly devious means that Hoover used to accomplish his political ends. And he shows how they contributed to a culture of lawlessness within the FBI itself."

The Arrogance of Power

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The Arrogance of Power

The Arrogance of Power

The Secret World of Richard Nixon

  • Author: Anthony Summers,Robbyn Swan
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140260786
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 640
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Retraces Richard Nixon's illustrious and ultimately self-destructive rise to power, from his early political career to his rise to the presidency, offering new evidence of his penchant for intrigue and profiteering.

JFK and His Enemies

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JFK and His Enemies

JFK and His Enemies

A Portrait of Power

  • Author: Thomas J. Whalen
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442213760
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The famed 19th century humorist Finely Peter Dunne once commented that life “would not be worth living if we didn’t keep our enemies.” Certainly John F. Kennedy could appreciate the wisdom behind this observation. At nearly every stage of his noteworthy political career, which stretched from the dank, run-down tenement houses of Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1946 to the gleaming downtown skyscrapers of Dallas, Texas in 1963, Kennedy had collected his fair share of enemies. Some, like Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. in 1952 and Lyndon Johnson in 1960, presented formidable political obstacles to his attaining higher office. Others, like Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, threatened the very survival of the human race itself. Regardless of the stakes, Kennedy always seemed to rise to the level of the domestic or international challenge presented. “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man,” he said. To those who knew him best, this single-mindedness was not surprising. “He clearly wanted to establish a place in history,” insisted Robert McNamara, Kennedy’s Secretary of Defense. But being an historian himself, Kennedy realized that political success did not come easily or cheaply. It required individual strength of character, clarity of thought, and the ability to act decisively. “There are risks and costs to action,” he allowed. “But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

Encyclopedia of Criminology

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Encyclopedia of Criminology

Encyclopedia of Criminology

  • Author: J. Mitchell Miller,Richard A. Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135455449
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1976
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This three-volume work offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice. No longer just a subtopic of sociology, criminology has become an independent academic field of study that incorporates scholarship from numerous disciplines including psychology, political science, behavioral science, law, economics, public health, family studies, social work, and many others. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology presents the latest research as well as the traditional topics which reflect the field's multidisciplinary nature in a single, authoritative reference work. More than 525 alphabetically arranged entries by the leading authorities in the discipline comprise this definitive, international resource. The pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices of the field are addressed with an emphasis on comparative criminology and criminal justice. While the primary focus of the work is on American criminology and contemporary criminal justice in the United States, extensive global coverage of other nations' justice systems is included, and the increasing international nature of crime is explored thoroughly. Providing the most up-to-date scholarship in addition to the traditional theories on criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminology is the essential one-stop reference for students and scholars alike to explore the broad expanse of this multidisciplinary field.

The FBI

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The FBI

The FBI

A Comprehensive Reference Guide

  • Author: Athan G. Theoharis,Tony G. Poveda,Susan Rosenfeld,Richard G. Powers
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897749916
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 409
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"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

W.E.B. Du Bois

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W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Gerald Horne,Mary Young,Mary E. Young
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313296659
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 252
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Comprises an encyclopedia of the important people, concepts, events, organizations, and philosophies with which historian, journalist, and political activist W.E.B. DuBois was involved during his 95-year lifetime.

Curious Facts about John Dillinger & J. Edgar Hoover

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Curious Facts about John Dillinger & J. Edgar Hoover

Curious Facts about John Dillinger & J. Edgar Hoover

  • Author: Kekionga Press
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411635795
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 76
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John Dillinger is the most misrepresented of all the notorious outlaws in American history. What the state of Indiana did to this quiet and well-mannered young man, who took piano lessons and always tipped his hat to the Sunday school teacher, was a crime against developmental childhood...John Dillinger was MORE RESPECTFUL of his father than America's most idolized President, Abe Lincoln**The FBI was trying to kill John Dillinger BEFORE bank robbery became a federal crime**Indiana Governor Paul McNutt called Dillinger's prison sentence an "obvious injustice."**The real life James Bond, on a mission from British Intelligence, warned J. Edgar Hoover MONTHS in advance that the Japanese were planning to bomb Pearl Harbor in late 1941**FBI Director mandates that agents run 100 miles a DAY**FBI crime laboratory STOLEN from Colonel Goddard in Chicago...Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (Indiana): "Your Dillinger chapter is wild! You did a good job."***182 Source Notes / Indexed / 13 point text for easy reading.

Dishonorable Passions

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Dishonorable Passions

Dishonorable Passions

Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003

  • Author: William N. Eskridge Jr.
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440631107
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable Passions, there is nothing new about this political and legal obsession. The American colonies and the early states prohibited sodomy as the crime against nature, but rarely punished such conduct if it took place behind closed doors. By the twentieth century, America’s emerging regulatory state targeted degenerates and (later) homosexuals. The witch hunts of the McCarthy era caught very few Communists but ruined the lives of thousands of homosexuals. The nation’s sexual revolution of the 1960s fueled a social movement of people seeking repeal of sodomy laws, but it was not until the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) that private sex between consenting adults was decriminalized. With dramatic stories of both the hunted (Walt Whitman and Margaret Mead) and the hunters (Earl Warren and J. Edgar Hoover), Dishonorable Passions reveals how American sodomy laws affected the lives of both homosexual and heterosexual Americans. Certain to provoke heated debate, Dishonorable Passions is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of sexuality and its regulation in the United States