Enemies: A History of the FBI

Enemies: A History of the FBI

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Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBIa€™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 Americaa€™s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureaua€™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 Americaa€™s hundred-year war on terror. The FBI has fought against terrorists, spies, anyone it deemed subversivea€”and sometimes American presidents. The FBIa€™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. Review Wall Street Journal:qA fascinating account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterespionage snooping over the past century....A very good read.q Tim Weiner's new book, qEnemies: A History of the F.B.I., q is an outstanding piece of work, even-handed, exhaustively researched, smoothly written and thematically timely -- The New York Times a€œPulitzer-Prizea€“winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBIa€™s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Agencya€™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.a€a€”Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side a€œEnemies 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 dona€™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.a€a€”Amy B. Zegart, Ph.D., Stanford University, author of Spying Blind a€œTim Weinera€™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.a€a€”Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life About the Author Tim Weiner has won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting and writing on secret intelligence and national security. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. Enemies is his fourth book. His Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA won the National Book Award and was acclaimed as one of the yeara€™s best books by The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Time, and many other publications. The Wall Street Journal called Betrayal a€œthe best book ever written on a case of espionage.a€ He is now working on a history of the American military.

Title:Enemies: A History of the FBI
Author: Bestsellers - Books USA Press
Publisher: - 2012-02-14

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