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Memoris and Biographies
Author: William C Sullivan
ISBN: 0393012360
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Pages 286 pages
Publisher Norton; 1st edition (1979)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
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eBook The Bureau: My thirty years in Hoover's FBI download

by William C Sullivan


Longtime FBI official William Sullivan worked at J. Edgar Hoover's right hand for almost 30 years, and his .

Longtime FBI official William Sullivan worked at J. Edgar Hoover's right hand for almost 30 years, and his posthumous memoirs shows just how challenging that was. But reader also beware: Sullivan wasn't the most reliable of sources. Edgar Hoover's right hand for almost 30 years, and his posthumous memoirs . It is not a general history of The Bureau. The last chapters display a personal vendetta with Hoover. Other books provide a better history of Hoover. So what happened to those who followed as head of the FBI? No one seems to have documented the last forty years. You can appreciate Sullivan's character by his memo on How to Handle Watergate (Appendix B). Was he interested in truth and justice, or a cover-up (Item 10)?

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Edgar Hoover is a 1987 made-for-television biopic starring Treat Williams as the eponymous J. Edgar Hoover, the long-serving (1924 - 1972) Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The film is based on the book The Bureau: My 30 Years in Hoover's FBI by William C. Sullivan and William S. Brown and dramatises key points in Hoover's life between the time he joined the . Justice Department in 1919 and his death in May 1972. Treat Williams - J. Edgar Hoover. Robert Alan Browne - Gaston Means.

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Sullivan, William, and Bill Brown. The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1982. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009

Sullivan, William, and Bill Brown. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009. Tait, Samuel W. The Wildcatters: An Informal History of Oil-Hunting in America. Princeton University Press, 1946. Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

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The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI. Kerling looks on as FBI agents dig for buried sabotage equipment. The laces on his shoes were removed to prevent a suicide attempt. Trevor-Roper, H. ed. Hitler’s Table Talk, 1941–44. Sabotage boxes recovered from Ponte Vedra Beach. J. Edgar Hoover is a 1987 made-for-television biopic starring Treat Williams as the eponymous J.

The Bureau: My thirty years in Hoover's FBI [Jan 01, 1979] Sullivan, William C
Nafyn
Mr. Sullivan's autobiography brought our family a sense of peace and my mother validation that she in fact had actually spoken with J.Edgar Hoover’s “People” like she remembered. On the day Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, my mother was visiting the Kelly's home (her cousins), when the phone rang. My mother innocently took the call, only to hear someone from Mr. Hoover’s office demanding to speak with cousin Bill. He took the call in his office, not appearing until long after my mother had left. It was until the next day she saw the newspaper headlines , “Dr. King is Dead”. Bill, the Deputy Commissioner of the RCMP at the time, tracked down James Earl Ray in England by going through over 250,000 Canadian passports, then helping to extradite him back to USA.
To Dr. King's family and supporters, my cousin Bill Kelly, never spoke about the tragic events of that day, nor did he ever want his, "Fifteen seconds of fame”, giving it all to Hoover as precisely recounted in this book. In fact, when our cousin Bill died in a Canadian Nursing home in 2009, he was quietly buried without any official procession, military honor, dedication, or any of his Military Medals, as they stolen years before his passing.
We always believed my mother’s story about our family being associated with MLK Jr’s death was, “Some twisted story”, until we read this book. We could never thank you enough for finally setting the record straight.
Rolorel
Interesting read but the whole book came off as a big F U to Hoover. If you're a Hoover hater, you'll love this book.
Mave
Good information,
Malien
William Sullivan, the number 3 man at the FBI (after Hoover and his likely-lover, Clyde Tolson), was pretty far-right politically himself, but he was able to write critically about the FBI--and the damage Hoover did to it--with an insider's perspective that is quite illuminating and also very devastating.

Why is the FBI Building still named "The Hoover Building"? It makes a mockery of our Constitution which even Sullivan admits Hoover's actions intentionally violated and disrespected over and over and over.

Sullivan once told columnist Robert Novak, "If you hear that I've been killed in an accident, don't believe it. It will have been murder."

A few days before he was scheduled to testify to the HSCA about the Kennedy assassination Sullivan was out for a walk when he was shot to death by a bullet to the throat--supposedly by the son of a local policeman with a telescopic site who said it was an accident, "I thought it was a deer".

This book was published posthumously. It is hard to find now, but very important.
RuTGamer
Longtime FBI official William Sullivan worked at J. Edgar Hoover's right hand for almost 30 years, and his posthumous memoirs shows just how challenging that was. But reader also beware: Sullivan wasn't the most reliable of sources.
INwhite
REVEALING!! IT UNCOVERS THE DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF THE MANIPULATING AND PSYCHOTIC PERSONALITY OF J. EDGAR HOOVER, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, COMING FROM ONE HIS CLOSEST AIDS.
Bladecliff
The Bureau, by William C. Sullivan

This very readable book was finished by Bill Brown in 1979 after the accidental death of William C. Sullivan. Sullivan agreed to testify in 1977 for the Congressional Committee that investigated the JFK Assassination, but was shot in a hunting accident before he could appear. This 286 page book contains sixteen chapters covering 1941 to 1971, three Appendices, and an Index. Bill Brown first met Sullivan in 1968 when doing research for a television documentary ('Introduction'). In the 1970s they talked again about a book to set the record straight about the inner workings of Hoover's organization. Sullivan joined the FBI in 1941 while working for the IRS in Boston. Candidates were carefully selected (p.16). Those "dismissed with prejudice" could never again work for the government.

Chapter 1 tells of Sullivan's first year in Milwaukee and then El Paso. He worked with Charlie Winstead, who shot Dillinger. Hoover didn't like FDR or his liberals (Chapter 2). The FBI grew greatly during FDR's terms, they provided information about public officials. They investigated FDR's political enemies. Hoover hated Truman because he created the CIA to deal with foreign intelligence (p.40). Hoover had a warm relationship with Eisenhower. Hoover disliked all the Kennedys (Chapter 3). Sullivan was puzzled by the accuracy of Oswald's shooting (p.52). Gerald Ford told Hoover what was going on in the Warren Commission. Hoover could never get anything on Bobby Kennedy (p.56). [There is an error on page 57: LBJ was out of office in 1969.] Chapter 4 tells about their work for LBJ (p.59). They investigated those who worked for Goldwater (p.64), or opposed LBJ's policies (p.65). LBJ prevented Goldwater from exploiting a sex scandal (p.70). Sullivan explains why 200 marines were ordered to Mississippi (p.74), then recalled (p.76). They investigated Spiro Agnew in 1968 (p.78), but didn't learn everything.

Public relations was most important (Chapter 5). Favorable mention of the FBI or Hoover meant a possible letter of thanks (p.85). The "Crime Records Division" dealt with Congress (p.87). The FBI did not make a typewriter for the Hiss case (p.95). They would turn to the CIA for technical needs (p.97). Sullivan lists the shortcomings of the FBI Lab (p.98), and explains the "Restricted List". Inbreeding (p.99)? Hoover never conducted an investigation or made an arrest (Chapter 6). Did Hoover ever take a vacation (p.105)? He tells about "enforced voluntary overtime" (p.106). The FBI National Academy trained city and state police to provide a network controlled by the FBI (Chapter 7). The Mafia was so powerful Hoover was afraid to tackle it (p.118). Counter-intelligence programs were used against Communists and the Klan. Many informants reported from all over the country (p.129). Sometimes they became agent provocateurs. But it worked (p.134).

Sullivan tells about the FBI's dealings with Martin Luther King Jr. in Chapter 9. James Earl Ray could not have acted alone (p.145). "The New Left" used the examples of the Civil Rights movement (Chapter 10). Did undercover agents create illegal acts (p.155)? Sullivan recommended different agencies, one to handle crime and one for counter-intelligence (Chapter 11). The loss of top-secret information cost hundreds of millions in new radar defense (p.166). An exhaustive investigation led to a suspect. They learned to do break-ins from their experiences in fighting crime (p.179). Hoover's personality had faults (p.188). Nixon and Hoover were political allies since 1947 (Chapter 12). What about John Mitchell (p.199)? Sullivan became the #3 man in 1970 (p.201). Hoover banned illegal techniques in 1970 (Chapter 13). The Huston Plan was "unlawful, unconstitutional, or in violation of civil liberties" (p.212). It failed because of John Mitchell's opposition (p.216). [Was it merely personalities? Who did Tom Huston represent?]

Sullivan says that wiretapping was done without official authorization (p.218). Nixon didn't trust his staff (Chapter 14). They wiretapped four journalists (p.220). [Does the widespread use of cell phones make wiretapping easier?] These tapes were important to the Ellsberg trial (p.227). Haldeman didn't like Sullivan (p.228). Could Sullivan destroy Hoover's image (Chapter 15)? Were the Watergate burglars "expendable in the interests of the country" (p.236)? Why didn't Nixon fire Hoover (p.240)? Sullivan finally documented his views (p.242). And so his career ended (p.247). Did Nixon decide to get rid of Hoover "once and for all" (p.298)? [Curt Gentry's book explained why Hoover could never retire: audits would reveal his financial dealings.]

Most of these anecdotes are entertaining, but present personal views. It is not a general history of The Bureau. The last chapters display a personal vendetta with Hoover. Other books provide a better history of Hoover. So what happened to those who followed as head of the FBI? No one seems to have documented the last forty years. You can appreciate Sullivan's character by his memo on How to Handle Watergate (Appendix B). Was he interested in truth and justice, or a cover-up (Item 10)? Appendix C has his list of complaints.