Hoover’s FBI The Men And The Myth

Title:                      Hoover’s FBI The Men And The Myth

Author:                 William W. Turner

Turner, William W. (1970). Hoover’s FBI: The Men And The Myth. Los Angeles, Sherbourne Press

LCCN:    73099871

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Date Updated:  January 25, 2017

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The author was an FBI agent for ten years and writes from that perspective. A third of the book is autobiographical, and the other sections are critical studies of the late director, J. Edgar Hoover, and of the organization itself. An informed, balanced account and a valuable source. See also the annotation for this work in chapter 15, section A.

Further reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[2]

This candid study of the FBI by a former special agent includes a summary chapter, “The FBI as Our Counterspy,” which evaluates the agency’s counterespionage role during and after World War II. Also cited in chapter 8, section A.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 88

[2] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 182

 

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2 Responses to Hoover’s FBI The Men And The Myth

  1. Pingback: Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources, Chapter 8 | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

  2. Pingback: Counterespionage, Chapter 15 | Intelligence Analysis and Reporting

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