History faculty member in demand to discuss new J. Edgar Hoover movie

Douglas Charles, assistant professor of history, has been in the news recently with the release of the new movie about J.Edgar Hoover (J. Edgar, 2011). Dr. Charles specializes in the history of the FBI, about which he has wrtten two books and several articles.

On November 9 Dr. Charles was interviewed on the NPR program On Point with Tom Ashbrook. The interview is available as a podcast, along with more details about Hoover, at the program web site.

Charles also reviewed the movie from a historical perspective for the Boston Globe (November 24, 2011; boston.com).

More information about Dr. Charles and his research is on his personal web page.