The True Story of J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI by Barry Denenberg

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A biography of FBI leader J. Edgar Hoover and a history of the FBI provides informative background as well as exciting introductions to such topics as gangsters, Nazi and Russian spies, fingerprinting, and DNA analysis. Reprint. K. VY.

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Barry Denenberg's biographies have garnered excellent reviews. He won a Jefferson Cup Honor Award for "When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson" (Dear America, 1996). The Jefferson Cup is awarded by the Virginia Library Association's Children's and Young Adult Round Table. It honors a distinguished biography, historical fiction or American history book for young people. Mr. Denenberg lives in New York state. Christopher Bing won a 2001 Caldecott Honor Award for "Casey at the Bat," the classic 1888 poem. "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" was called "an impressive volume" (PW). In a starred review, Booklist termed it "a remarkable visual interpretation of Longfellow's classic poem." Mr. Bing lives in Massachusetts. Rich Deas is an Art Director, designer, and illustrator with a strong focus on book design. He has created hundreds of book covers. Mr. Deas lives in New Jersey.
Published December 1, 1995 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 10 pages
Genres: Young Adult, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Denenberg knows how to capture his audience: he introduces Hoover's FBI by showing how, under Hoover's supervision, the bureau was able to manipulate its own image on network TV.

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