J. Edgar Hoover: The Father of the Cold War

J. Edgar Hoover: The Father of the Cold War

By: R. Andrew Kiel (author)Hardback

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J. Edgar Hoover: The Father of the Cold War examines Hoover's career in detail, and looks at his role in the development of the Cold War against Communism. With considerable detail and an excellent selection of photographs, Kiel traces Hoover's anti-communism to his earliest experiences, during World War I. Well-documented and thought provoking, this study looks anew at the connection between Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, and the "hot" war against communism in Vietnam.

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R. Andrew Kiel teaches United States History at a senior high school in Ohio.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Historiographical Comparison of Research on J. Edgar Hoover Chapter 3 Communism and Hoover: How They Emerged Together Chapter 4 The Palmer Raids Chapter 5 Consolidating and Expanding his Power at the Bureau: 1921-1945 Chapter 6 At the Peak of his Influence on the Anti-Communist Movement: 1945-1960 Chapter 7 A Challenge to Hoover's Cold War and the Possibility of a Forced Retirement Chapter 8 Obstruction of Justice: Hoover and the Warren Report Chapter 9 A Special Relationship Chapter 10 Hoover and Lyndon Johnson Chapter 11 A Clean Break: Escalation of the Vietnam War Chapter 12 The End of the Line Chapter 13 Conclusion Chapter 14 End Notes Chapter 15 Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/09/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780761817628
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 616
  • ID: 9780761817628
  • weight: 917
  • ISBN10: 076181762X

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