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Front-Page Detective: William J. Burns and the Detective Profession, 1880–1930
by William R. Hunt
University of Wisconsin Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-87972-495-5 | Paper: 978-0-87972-496-2
Library of Congress Classification HV8083.B8H86 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.289092

William J. Burns (1880-1930) was the immediate succor of J. Edgar Hoover at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He had taken the director's job when Warren Harding was elected and appointed Burns' friend, Harry Daugherty, as Attorney General. Both Daugherty and Burns misused their offices and were forced to resign.

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