Beverly Gage is a professor of history at Yale University and the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded (Oxford, 2009). Her next book, a biography of J. Edgar Hoover, will be published by Viking.
Kennedy’s presidency and assassination seem more elusive as the decades pass.
Tim Weiner’s Enemies is not so much a history of the FBI as a compendium of interesting historical material.
Clint Eastwood's cinematic exploration of the FBI chief's rise to power is little more than a comforting myth.