OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL: THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL: THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER
OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL: THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL: THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER

Anglais OFFICIAL AND CONFIDENTIAL: THE SECRET LIFE OF J. EDGAR HOOVER (édition en anglais)

À propos

For 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.

Rayons : Littérature générale > Biographie / Témoignage littéraire > Autobiographie / Mémoires / Journal intime

  • EAN

    9780091941772

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    640 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.6 cm

  • Poids

    427 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Anthony Summers

Anthony Summers, né en 1942, a fait ses études à Oxford. Ses reportages pour la BBC, de la guerre du Viêt-nam à l'interview, en URSS, du prix Nobel Sakharov, ont marqué leur temps. Ses livres d'enquête sur l'assassinat de J. F. Kennedy (1980) ou sur Les Vies secrètes de Marilyn Monroe (1986) sont des best-sellers mondiaux. Une première fois publié au Seuil en 1993, sous le titre le plus grand salaud d'Amérique, la traduction est revue par Rolland Vallier.

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