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By John Le Carré

ISBN-10: 0316000698

ISBN-13: 9780316000697

The epic "New York Times" bestseller by way of the grasp of foreign intrigue spans the lives of 2 buddies from the riot-torn West Berlin of the Nineteen Sixties to the dirty looking-glass of chilly struggle Europe to the current day of terrorism and new alliances.

Le Carre's eloquent indignation at what he sees as a duplicitous warfare in Iraq and the devious skill hired to tarnish those that oppose it's changed into a fictional account of 2 former spies attempting to do correct in a post-Cold battle international.

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They even took their vacations together. One Washington hostess, Marjorie Merriweather Post, said, “We learned never to invite Hoover without including Tolson. ” J. Edgar and Clyde also developed a fondness for the race track. Saturday afternoons became their favorite time for the track. The director placed $2 bets but that was just for show. He had his agents place his real bets at the hundred dollar window. When they vacationed in California, they headed for the Del Mar track at La Jolla. Each December they flew to Miami, for some winter sunshine, which J.

Edgar privately believed that the death penalty should be strenuously and frequently mandated and inflicted by the courts. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, prior to the imposition of later, more liberal policies of Franklin Roosevelt, crime was interpreted as a symptom of national decay, and calls were strident and frequent for the establishment of a powerful Federal agency to coordinate national anticrime efforts. The official designation of what constituted a Federal crime began to change in the 1930s, as J.

Eleanor fell under her spell, launching an affair that would last from 1928 to 1940, when Lorena dumped the First Lady for a female tax court judge. By the time J. Edgar made his first visit to the White House under the Roosevelt administration, Eleanor had already moved Lorena into the bedroom opposite hers. Returning that day to his office at the Bureau, J. Edgar found Clyde eagerly waiting for a report on the meeting in the Oval Office. “We’ve got that crippled whoremonger in the bag for the rest of his administration, which I predict will be a short one,” J.

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