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The Life And Work Of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, From The Birth Of The Agency Through Its Fabled War Against Gangsters, Bootleggers, Bank Robbers And Kidnappers To Its Preeminence As The Top American Domestic Security Agency In The Aftermath Of World War II And The Beginning Of The Cold War, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In All Regions DVD Format! (Color, 1991, 58 Minutes.) #JEdgardHoover #FBI #FederalBureauOfInvestigation #GMen #Crime #LawEnforcement #JEdgarHoover #FBIHistory #AmericanHistory #FederalCrimeFighters #CriminalJustice #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
J. Edgar Hoover, American detective, law enforcement official and first Director of the F.B.I., the Federal Bureau of Investigation (January 1, 1895 - May 2, 1972) was born John Edgar Hoover on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C.. He was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at the age of 77. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a larger crime-fighting agency than it was at its inception and with instituting a number of modernizations to police technology, such as a centralized fingerprint file and forensic laboratories. Later in life and after his death, Hoover became a controversial figure as evidence of his secretive abuses of power began to surface. He was found to have exceeded the jurisdiction of the FBI, and to have used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sitting presidents. One of his biographers, Kenneth Ackerman, writes that the allegation that Hoover's secret files kept presidents from firing him is a myth. However, Richard Nixon was recorded in 1971 stating that one of the reasons he did not fire Hoover was that he was afraid of reprisals against him from Hoover. President Harry S. Truman said that Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force: "... we want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.".