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J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson: Investigating the Sexual Secrets of America's Most Famous Men and Women by [Porter, Darwin]
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Blood Moon’s newest book examines the hidden sexual secrets of long-time companions, FBI Directors J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson, and their decades-long obsession with the darkest indiscretions of famous Americans.

This is history’s first exposure of J. Edgar’s obsession with voyeuristic sex and its links to the priorities of his law enforcement agency. It’s the most detailed and most shocking insight into J. Edgar Hoover ever published, an unprecedented overview of a life devoted to unveiling other people’s darkest secrets while rigorously concealing his own. Award-winning celebrity biographer Darwin Porter answers the questions you’ve always wanted to know. But if you’d asked them during Hoover’s heyday, he’d probably have had you investigated and punished.

“The book,” according to Blood Moon’s president, Danforth Prince, “goes much farther than the Clint Eastwood/Leonardo DiCaprio film, J. Edgar. Hoover enforced his status as a kingmaker through eight presidential administrations, shrewdly manipulating social unrest, wars, and political rivalries to make his ‘dictatorship’ of the FBI indispensible. He developed a talent for blackmail that terrorized presidents, senators, journalists, congressmen, and public advocates who included both Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr. He secretly delivered or deliberately withheld information about issues related to national security as a means of reinforcing his personal power, and he manipulated public anxieties in ways that allowed Red-baiter Joseph McCarthy to destroy some of the most creative people in Hollywood. He collaborated with the darkest factions within American society, including the Mafia, and eventually evolved into one of the most widely loathed people in America, often assuming that no one would dare to publish an exposé of how his shocking sexual values and priorities survived, and flourished, within the FBI.

“But eventually, as the book reveals, many of Hoover’s victims inaugurated investigations of their own. Anecdotes were bruited throughout Washington, New York, and Los Angeles and mockingly discussed, in front of witnesses, by key figures in law enforcement, the military, the entertainment community, and the porn industry. And the more famous Hoover became, the more recognizable he was to the male hustlers and everyday, run-of-the-mill gay men he encountered at the private parties and orgies he attended with or without Clyde. This book reveals many of these dynamics in ways never before exposed.”

“You can expect a lot from this book, and it richly delivers. It presents stories from both within the FBI and tales from its victims. Compiled from decades of meticulous research, dozens of first-hand interviews, and information recently released through the Freedom of Information Act, Darwin Porter distills J. Edgar’s 50-year obsession with communists, ‘sexual perverts,’ and dissenters of any ilk into a spellbinding read.”

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY Under direct orders from J. Edgar Hoover, iron-fisted G-Men spent decades ferreting out the most damaging scandals of America’s most famous women, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Marilyn Monroe, and damaging secrets about its most influential men, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, and the Kennedys. Yet somehow, Hoover and Tolson managed to keep the lid on their own Pandora’s Box, threatening to destroy any journalist or politician who tried to expose them.

Compiled with meticulous care over many decades, the book is a chilling portrait based on candid claims made by some 1,000 people who socialized with, worked with, or encountered Hoover. It also contains titillations found in hundreds of little-known documents. For the first time, we hear from Guy Hotell, an FBI agent who was Clyde Tolson’s roommate in the 1940s and 50s. He often accompanied Hoover and Tolson on their free-loading vacations, where they sought sun, sex, and safe bets at Mafia-controlled race tracks.

Behind his back, eight American presidents held Hoover in disdain. But they found him useful for gathering career-destroying information about their enemies. In candid remarks, all of them mocked his homosexuality. One of Hoover’s bosses, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, told aides, “I expect Hoover to walk in the door any minute wearing one of Jackie’s discarded Dior dresses.”

During the compilation of this book, unusual sources were tapped, including eyewitnesses who would speak freely only after Hoover’s death in 1972. Revealing remarks were made by two of Hollywood’s most visible actresses, Dorothy Lamour and Ethel Merman, whom Hoover jokingly referred to as “my gun molls.” Each of them helped their friend acquire gowns and fashion accessories for dressing in drag.

It was not just an urban legend: Hoover was both a closeted homosexual and a transvestite. He was also a voyeur, acccumulating the nation’s largest cache of pornography. He particularly favored frontal nudes of male movie stars. As Hoover grew older and Tolson’s allure faded, he turned to a series of male hustlers, well-endowed young men supplied by pimps behind the scenes. Many of them talked.

Other tantalizing details exposed within this book include:

How Hoover took personal (undeserved) credit for mowing down “Public Enemies” in the 1930s, including Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson... and how he became fascinated by the penis of the slain “Public Enemy Number One,” John Dillinger, nicknamed “Donkey Dong.”

The crush Hoover developed on a young entertainer from Cuba, Desi Arnaz, then appearing on Broadway. Arnaz was arrested by the FBI, strip-searched, and photographed, nude. Later, after Hoover turned on Arnaz, he vindictively exposed Arnaz’s wife, Lucille Ball, as a communist, fully aware that the accusation might destroy her I Love Lucy TV sitcom.

Before and during World War II, Hoover kept Franklin D. Roosevelt in check with the threat of exposing that he’d moved his mistress into the White House, and that his lesbian wife, Eleanor, had moved in a female lover whom FDR referred to as “my wife’s squaw.”

During the witch-burning heyday of Red-baiter Joseph McCarthy, Hoover supplied the fuel for fires that ignited alleged communists. But then, Hoover learned that the Wisconsin senator concealed secrets that were darker than any of those he had

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 23612 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Blood Moon Productions (1 February 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077AJN36
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #591,679 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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