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This review is from: Official and Confidential: Secret Life of J.Edgar Hoover (Paperback)
An absolutely brilliant book that blows the lid off the myth of J. Edgar Hoover as a top crimefighter. The book shows how too much power in the hand of one man without scruitiny can corrupt absolutely. I found it fascinating how Hoover could turn information so easily into blackmail of the establishment and how his own corruption was used against him by the Mafia.
I also recommend "Legacy of Ashes" a history of the CIA - another brilliant read.