National Review Lauds “Hoover’s War on Gays”

9780700621194The National Review lauds Douglas Charles’s “Hoover’s War on Gays” as, “an excellent example of how to write about a dark chapter in the Bureau’s past…The author is remarkably objective about a time when a prude, and possible hypocrite, lumped gays in with authentic traitors.”  With its painstaking recovery of a dark chapter in American history and its new insights into seemingly familiar episodes of that story—involving noted journalists, politicians, and celebrities—this thorough and deeply engaging book reveals the perils of authority run amok and stands as a reminder of damage done in the name of decency.