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G-men, Hoover"s FBI in American popular culture

Richard Gid Powers

G-men, Hoover"s FBI in American popular culture

by Richard Gid Powers

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Hoover, J. Edgar 1895-1972,
    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation,
    • Popular culture -- United States,
    • Criminal investigation in mass media,
    • Detectives in mass media -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesG-men, Hoover"s F.B.I. in American popular culture.
      StatementRichard Gid Powers.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV8138 .P68 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 356 p. :
      Number of Pages356
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3158991M
      ISBN 100809310961
      LC Control Number83000632

      Powers' previous book dealt with the longtime FBI chief from a specific angle: G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Here, drawing on scads of interviews and an exhaustive search through FBI and presidential files ( pages of endnotes append the book), Powers offers a superbly rendered and--importantly--a balanced presentation of the full spectrum of Hoover's life and influence. G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture by Richard Gid Powers "Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes.

      University: PhD American Civilization, Brown University () Professor: College of Staten Island, City College of New York. Author of books: G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture (, culture) Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover (, biography) Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism (, history)Born: Warwick, N.Y.: Books, Powers, Richard Gid. G-Men: Hoover’s FBI in American Popular Culture. and Bill Brown. The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI. New York: Pinnacle Books, Summerscale, Kate. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective. of the Land Openings.

      According to Richard Gid Powers’ book G-Men: Hoover’s FBI in American Popular Culture, the FBI apparently objected to the film G-Men‘s portrayal of the FBI agent as someone likely to defeat the gangsters in a shootout, even as Hoover aimed to publicize the FBI’s forensic skills and teamwork. G-Men Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, Powers, Richard Gid.


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Richard Gid Powers is in the American Studies Department at the College of Staten Island. He has edited six volumes of the Gregg Press series of science fiction and is editor of Popular Culture Interna­ a commentary on Powers’ article, “J.

Edgar Hoover and the Detective Hero” published in the Washington Post inNich­olas von Hoffman wrote: “Powers is the first one to Format: Hardcover. Had Hoover and the popularizers of the FBI not attempted to turn the popular culture G-Man into an embodiment of traditional American virtues, the illegal activities that came to light following Hoover's death would have been excused as inconsequential in the.

“Calling the Police. Calling the G-Men. Calling all Americans to War on the Underworld” was the sign-on of the first radio pro­gram to portray the agents of the FBI as action heroes. Thus began the remarkable collaboration between the government agency and the merchants of popular culture that was to continue for over forty years.

In G-Men Richard Gid Powers explores the cultural forces. Buy a cheap copy of G-Men: Hoover's F.B.I. in American book.?Calling the Police. Calling the G-Men. Calling all Americans to War on the Underworld” was the sign-on of the first radio pro­gram to portray the agents of the FBI Free shipping over $ Additional Physical Format: Online version: Powers, Richard Gid, G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture.

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The homosexual matrix C. Tripp Snippet view - G-men, Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture Richard Gid Powers. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been a staple of American popular culture since its christening in That year also marked the beginning of the popular "G-Man" phenomenon that helped establish the Bureau's image, beginning with the aptly titled James Cagney movie, G gh the detective novel and other police-related entertainment had long enthralled audiences, the FBI.

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Finnegan Southern Illinois University Press, Read preview Overview Search for more books and articles on J. Edgar Hoover. John Edgar Hoover (January 1, – May 2, ) was an American law enforcement administrator who served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United was appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBI's predecessor – in and was instrumental in founding the FBI inwhere he remained director for another 37 years until.

The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency. Pocket Books Publications. ISBN Powers, Richard Gid (). G-Men, Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN Sullivan, William (). The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover's FBI.

Norton. Mr. Hoover cast “his shadow over American public life,” wrote historian Richard Gid Powers in his book “G-Men: Hoover’s FBI in American Popular Culture.” “His agents were the stars of. The FBI's 'G-Man' Archetype Is Pervasive in American Popular Culture Especially TV And Movies The early years of the FBI coincided with the start of the comic book.

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Edgar Hoover, Free Press (New York, NY), (Editor with Hidetoshi Kato) Handbook of Japanese Popular Culture, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT),   Chapter 8, "The FBI in American Popular Culture," is nearly a book in itself, with its thorough examination of the bureau's image in books, magazines, radio, television, and the movies.

On the more practical side, there are chapters on the agency's traditions, organization, relationship to other governmental agencies, and physical s: 7. Book Reviews RICHARD GID POWERS. G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture.

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, p. lost their land to the banks, they joined other refugees from the Depression both on the road and in looking for someone to blame for their condition. FBI employees also reset Hoover’s clocks, retouched his wallpaper, and prepared his tax returns.

Many of the gifts Hoover received from FBI employees, such. His writings on the FBI include Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover, G-Men: Hoovers FBI in American Popular Culture, and Not Without Honor: The History of American Anticommunism.

He is currently writing a history of the FBI. Celebrations of the FBI in American popular culture that contributed to this status included a long-running radio program (The FBI in Peace and War, –), a popular television series (The F.B.I., –), and a film, The FBI Story, starring the well-known Hollywood actor James Stewart.

War on Crime: Bandits, G-Men, and the Politics of Mass Culture. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. ISBN Powers, Richard Gid (). G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN Kessler, Ronald ().

The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency. Pocket Books Publications. আইএসবিএন ৯৭৮-০-৬৭১-৭৮৬৫৭-১. Powers, Richard Gid (). G-Men, Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Southern Illinois University Press.His writings on the FBI include Secrecy and Power: The Life of J.

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