John Lennon

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B. John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York City, New York, USA. John Winston Ono Lennon has been exhumed in print more ...

Edgar, Hoover, J.

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Athan Theoharis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...targeted individuals and organizations. The subjects of FBI investigations ranged from Communist Party activists to Eleanor Roosevelt , the actor Rock Hudson , the author Ernest Hemingway , the baseball star Mickey Mantle , the poet Allen Ginsberg , and the rock star John Lennon . Furthermore, Hoover authorized a series of programs that targeted civil rights and radical organizations for the explicit purpose of discrediting and neutralizing them. Hoover particularly sought to discredit Martin Luther King Jr ., by circulating information about...