New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1958. First edition. Third printing. Very Good book with original publisher's cloth binding with some wear to corners; small nick with loss of cloth to top of rear board. In like jacket, with some chipping along the top edges and small closed tears to bottom of front panel and crown of spine. Jacket mildly foxed along the spine. Dampstaining to the top corners of pages 274-283 with paper loss to 277-278. With author's inscription to front endpaper "To Ferd G. Norris, Best Wishes Edgar Hoover 10.10.58" with original owner's postcard laid-in.
Hoover's account of his work in the FBI seeking to combat what he perceived as the numerous Communist threats to American citizens. As the first director of the FBI, he developed the agency into a large crime-fighting organization and introduced the use of citizen surveillance and technologies including lie detectors and fingerprinting. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #2634)