Enemies: A History of the FBI

Author:   Tim Weiner ,  Stefan Rudnicki
Publisher:   Books on Tape
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9780307933966


Publication Date:   14 February 2012
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Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. We think of the FBI as America's police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau's first and foremost mission. Enemies is the story of how presidents have used the FBI as the most formidable intelligence force in American history. Here is the hidden history of America's hundred-year war on terror. The FBI has fought against terrorists, spies, anyone it deemed subversive--and sometimes American presidents. The FBI's secret intelligence and surveillance techniques have created a tug-of-war between protecting national security and infringing upon civil liberties. It is a tension that strains the very fabric of a free republic.

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Author:   Tim Weiner ,  Stefan Rudnicki
Publisher:   Books on Tape
Imprint:   Books on Tape
ISBN:  

9780307933966


ISBN 10:   0307933962
Publication Date:   14 February 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Downloadable audio file
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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<p> Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI's secret machinations that goes so deep into the Agency's skullduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read. --Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side <br> <br> Enemies is a research masterpiece. Picking through seventy thousand newly declassified documents and using on-the-record interviews, Weiner reveals startling new truths and debunks nagging old myths about the FBI. Enemies reads like a thriller, but don't let the heart-pumping prose fool you. Weiner has written a scholarly tour de force that will be an instant classic for any serious student of American national security. --Amy B. Zegart, Ph.D., Stanford University, author of Spying Blind <br> <br> Tim Weiner's Enemies is the most comprehensive history of the FBI as an intelligence agency we have ever had. Based on extensive research in previously unavailable materials, Weiner gives us a fresh way to think about J. Edgar Hoover, the many presidents he worked with, and the FBI as a national security agency. The book is also a cautionary tale that is essential reading for anyone concerned about American civil liberties. --Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life


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