J. Edgar Hoover’s 50-Year Career of Blackmail, Entrapment, and Taking Down Communist Spies

About The Editors



Scott Rank, Ph.D. and Editor

Scott Rank is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Istanbul at Sehir University. In 2013/2014 he was a junior fellow at the Research Center of Anatolian Civilizations. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. He researches Christian-Muslim intellectual history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Aside from his academic work, Scott is also a publisher, podcaster, online instructor, and entrepreneur. Before going down the academic road he worked as a journalist in Istanbul and reported on human rights issues.

In the middle of his Ph.D. program, he started self-publishing history ebooks. The first was a short history of the Middle East. He found that he liked writing popular history and followed it up with a short tome called “History’s Most Insane Rulers.” Soon a whole new world opened up to Scott. In the space of 3 years, he published 12 history books.


Josh Cohen; Contributing Editor

Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

He has written for a number of reputable publications, including TownHall.

He joins Scott Rank as a member of the Partheneon podcast network, with his podcast on history, called “Eyewitness History“!

His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in History On The Net is what drives him.