All things J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover in the 1960s, after having
led the FBI for over 40 years.

This month, we give you all things J. Edgar Hoover: photos, movie links, books excerpts, cartoons, and the rest.  Check this page for the latest, below:

 — Own Clyde Tolson’s actual apartment !  Yes, this is FOR REAL !!

— Hoover: Andrew Simpson on J. Edgar as a student at George Washington University

Hoover: A journalist’s view — Charles Elliott on searching J. Edgar”s trash.

Hoover: The view of an FBI veteran;

Still more snapshots of J. Edgar, including in the White House, 1930s-1970.

More photos of J. Edgar hoover in the 1930s.

J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson — the actual photos

A few cartoons of J. Edgar Hoover.

  — “The Real J. Edgar Hoover,” interview with NPR’s “On Point,” 11/9/2011.

— “Five Myths about J. Edgar Hoover,” Washington Post, 11/9/2011.

Washington Post web conversation on Hoover “5 Myths” article.

–SPECIAL FEATURE: a free peek at Young J. Edgar, the opening chapter in its entirely.

My favorite photo of J. Edgar Hoover 

Guest Photo: Hoover and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach

SNEAK PREVIEW: New edition of YOUNG J. EDGAR now available on

MOVIES: Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover — Looking good so far.

DiCaprio as J. Edgar, from the new movie.

“Mr. Black said he had been interested in Hoover ever since his brother gave him a copy of a book called ‘Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties.’” 
Interview with Dustin Lance Black, screenwriter for the firm “J. Edgar,”  WSJ “Speakeasy,” 11/4/2011.

Hoover in 1924, from the new
edition of Young J. Edgar.