Young J. Edgar

Young J. Edgar

Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties

Book - 2007
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In 1919, when J. Edgar Hoover was 24 years old, a New York City postal clerk discovered sixteen bombs wrapped in individual packages - America's first instance of homegrown terrorism. Then-Attorney General Palmer vowed a crackdown and enlisted Hoover as his deputy. Amid the hysteria, details of abuses emerged, Palmer fell, and the rise of J. Edgar Hoover began. Hoover's drive to gain immense power, as well as his coolness and calculation, is explored in Young J. Edgar. With the Palmerraid a as a lens through which to view the terror-hysteria of post-9/11 America, Young J. Edgar reaches the heart of our modern debate over personal freedom in a time of war and fear.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
ISBN: 9780786717750
Branch Call Number: B HOOVER J_EDGAR
HV7911.H6 A25 2007x
973.9 A182y
Characteristics: 472 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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