After Words with Kenneth Ackerman
Kenneth Ackerman talked about his book Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties, published by Carroll and… read more
Kenneth Ackerman talked about his book Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties, published by Carroll and Graf. In his book Mr. Ackerman examined the early career of J. Edgar Hoover. Mr. Hoover began his career as a twenty-four-year-old assistant to Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer where he played an influential role in the undertaking of the ‘Palmer Raids.’ J. Edgar Hoover would escape from the aftermath of the ‘Palmer Raids’ unscathed and in 1924 became the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a position he held until 1972.
Kenneth Ackerman was the author of several books on U.S. history including, Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield.
Joan Biskupic was the Supreme Court correspondent for USA Today. She was the author of Sandra Day O’Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, published by Ecco. close
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