How FBI’s First Director Influenced the U.S. Government For Decades

The untold story of J. Edgar Hoover’s hold over American law enforcement.

During his 48 years at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), J. Edgar Hoover transformed the agency from a modest and ineffectual part of the federal government’s executive branch into a formidable one.



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