J. Edgar Hoover and the Anti-interventionists by Douglas M. Charles
FBI Political Surveillance and the Rise of the Domestic Security State, 1939–1945

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Douglas M. Charles reveals how FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover catered to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's political interests. Between 1939 and 1945, the Federal Bureau of Investigation monitored the political activities of President Roosevelt's anti-interventionist foreign policy critics. Hoover, whose position as FBI director was tenuous within the left-of-center Roosevelt administration, catered to the president's political and policy interests in order to preserve his position and to expand FBI authority.
 

About Douglas M. Charles

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Douglas M. Charles is a lecturer in history, Pennsylvania State University Erie, The Behrend College.
 
Published August 22, 2007 by Ohio State University Press. 197 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction