Signed first edition, second printing of Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover. Octavo, 374pp. Red cloth bindings with gilt title on spine and cover, replica signature in gilt over black. In publisher’s dust jacket, $5.00 retail price on front flap, light wear along top edge of rear panel, otherwise bright colors and illustrations. Signed by J. Edgar Hoover on front endpaper.
Comments: J. Edgar Hoover was the longest serving Director of the F.B.I., serving under an unprecedented six Presidents. This book was written in 1958, near the height of the communist scare in America.