Monday, October 17, 2011

SNEAK PREVIEW: New edition of YOUNG J. EDGAR now available on

I am especially proud to announce that the very first book to be published by Viral History Press LLC, a new edition of Young J. Edgar, is now available in paperback on -- and at a discounted price !!   

If you haven't read it, please check it out.  We wanted particularly to make it available both on time for Halloween (there is no spookier Fed than Hoover) and certainly before the new Clint Eastwood-directed blockboster movie J. Edgar, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, opens in theaters November 9.  

If you insist on an eBook (Kindle, Nook, or Apple), please be patient.  These will be available soon.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks for book excerpts and thoughts on Hoover and the movie.  Meanwhile, here's the link to Young J. Edgar on   

Also found at Barnes & Noble; here's some coupons.


From the back cover: 

        On June 2, 1919, bombs exploded simultaneously in nine American cities, including one that destroyed the 
        home of the Attorney General of the United States, A. Mitchell Palmer.  In the aftermath of World War I, America 
        faced a new enemy — radical communism.  Palmer vowed a crackdown.

        To lead it, he chose his youngest assistant, twenty-four year-old J. Edgar Hoover.  Under Palmer’s wing, Hoover 
        helped execute a series of brutal nationwide raids, bursting into homes without warning, arresting over 10,000 
        Americans and assembling secret files on hundreds of thousands of suspects and political enemies.  Hoover 
        survived to emerge as the most controversial American law enforcement figure of the Twentieth Century, a 
        person uniquely praised, feared, and condemned.

        Young J. Edgar brings to life Palmer’s raids and Hoover ’s coming of age.  It reaches the heart of our current 
        debate on personal freedom in a time of war and fear.

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