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Thursday, October 27, 2016

In a column adapted from his new book, “Enemies: A History of the FBI,” Tim Weiner remembers the 1920 Wall Street bombing that made J. Edgar Hoover’s career:

Shortly after noon on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1920, a powerful bomb hidden in a horse-drawn wagon exploded at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets in Manhattan. It was a pleasant late-summer day, and throngs of people had been out enjoying a lunchtime stroll, a brief respite from the great money machine, the center of American capitalism.

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