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Working for J. Edgar Hoover, I Saw His Worst Excesses and Best Intentions

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Some people have tough bosses. Back in 1966, mine was one of the most feared men in America. J. Edgar Hoover had been running the FBI for an unfathomable forty-one years on the morning I was scheduled to report for duty as his assistant.
Then only twenty-three years old, I was a bit nervous about the assignment and made sure to arrive at the Bureau building early so I could do a pre-check of the great man's office. In the years that followed, I would come to see two sides of the “The Director”-and indeed, I would come to see two sides of the FBI where I was determined to shine.

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