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Betrayal: The True Story of J. Edgar Hoover and the Nazi Saboteurs Captured During WWII David Alan Johnson

Betrayal: The True Story of J. Edgar Hoover and the Nazi Saboteurs Captured During WWII

David Alan Johnson

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ISBN : 9780781811736
Hardcover
288 pages
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At 4 AM on a foggy morning in 1942, Nazi submarines discharged eight men along the coasts of Long Island and Florida. A few days later, J. Edgar Hoover further burnished his reputation by announcing the swift capture of Nazi soldiers found prowlingMoreAt 4 AM on a foggy morning in 1942, Nazi submarines discharged eight men along the coasts of Long Island and Florida. A few days later, J. Edgar Hoover further burnished his reputation by announcing the swift capture of Nazi soldiers found prowling our shores, intent on sabotage. Omitted from the record (and still denied by the FBI) is the true story behind Hoovers greatest publicity coup: the saboteurs leader, George Dasch, betrayed his own country by turning himself in first to a disbelieving FBI. Hoover promised Dasch clemency and assurances that the jerry-rigged military tribunal created to try the men as unlawful combatants was merely a formality to protect loved ones from Nazi retribution. Using documentation from the FBI archives, interviews and memoirs, David Alan Johnson carefully recounts the mounting betrayals in this saga.