G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century

G-Man

J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century
 
Edition number: UK
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Number of Volumes: Hardback
 
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ISBN13:9780857201058
ISBN10:08572010511
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:864 pages
Size:234x153x57 mm
Language:English
Illustrations: 2 x 16pp mono
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Short description:

A groundbreaking new biography of FBI director J Edgar Hoover, a controversial colossus who dominated 20th century America.

Long description:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2023
Winner of the 2022&&&160;National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography

Winner of the 2023 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy
Winner of the American History Book Prize
Shortlisted for the 2023 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

When he became director of the FBI in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was a dazzling wunderkind buzzing with big ideas for reform.

He transformed a failing law-enforcement backwater, riddled with scandal, into a modern machine. He believed in the power of the federal government to do great things for the nation and its citizens. He also believed that certain people – many of them communists or racial minorities – did not deserve to be included in that American project.
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In her nuanced and definitive portrait, Beverly Gage charts Hoover’s rise to power, as he used the tools of state to create a personal fiefdom unrivalled in U.S. history. Hoover was not above blackmail and intimidation, and his conservative values ranged from white supremacy to a crusading and politicized interpretation of Christianity. But he was more than a one-dimensional tyrant who strong-armed the country into submission. As FBI director for almost fifty years, he was a confidant, counsellor, and adversary to eight U.S. presidents, four Republicans and four Democrats. His conservative values won him the admiration of millions of Americans. He stayed in office for so long because many people, from the highest reaches of government down to the grassroots, wanted him there. And he has done more to shape the political right today than many presidents.
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G-Man places Hoover back where he once stood: at the centre of American political history. In telling his story, Gage shines a light on great social and political changes in 20th century America, from policing and civil rights to political culture and ideology.

&&&39;Revelatory&&&39; New York Times

&&&39;Astonishing&&&39; The New Yorker

&&&39;Masterful…This book is an enduring, formidable accomplishment, a monument to the power of biography [that] now becomes the definitive work&&&39; The Washington Post

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‘Captivating. Nuanced, incisive, and exhaustive, this is the definitive portrait of one of 20th-century America’s most consequential figures’