Dec 6, 2022 • 44M

Episode 6: The Most Powerful Man in America

Yale historian Beverly Gage joins us to talk about her new book, "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century"

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J. Edgar Hoover in Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Oval Office, Washington, DC, July 24, 1967. Photo credit: Yoichi R. Okamoto/Wikimedia Commons

In this episode, I talk to Yale University historian Beverly Gage about her new biography of J. Edgar Hoover, just out from Viking Press, "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century." A meticulously researched and beautifully written book over ten years in the making, “G-Man” has already received praise from readers as different as Harvard historian Jill Lepore and former FBI Director James Comey. Looking for a holiday gift for that special political junkie in your life? Read a review here.


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