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J. Edgar Hoover

A Graphic Biography

Rick Geary

Hill and Wang

An Eisner Award Nominee
A Texas Library Association Young Adult Round Table Recommended Graphic Novel

In the hands of cartoonist Rick Geary, J. Edgar Hoover’s life becomes a timely and pointed guide to eight presidents—from Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon—and everything from Prohibition to cold war espionage. From a nascent FBI’s headline-grabbing tracking down of John Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly in the 1930s to Hoover’s increasingly paranoid post-WWII authorizing of illegal wiretaps, blackmail, and circumvention of Supreme Court decisions, J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography provides a special window into the life of an outsized American and a bird’s eye view on the twentieth century.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rick Geary

  • An award-winning cartoonist and illustrator, Rick Geary has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and The New York Times Book Review.
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J. Edgar Hoover

A Graphic Biography

Rick Geary

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