Enemies

Enemies

The History of the FBI at War

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Random House, Inc.
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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Baker & Taylor
Presents the history of the FBI's secret intelligence operations, detailing how the bureau has been used to conduct political warfare, and how it became the most powerful intelligence service in the United States.

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Daily News • Slate"Fast-paced, fair-minded, and fascinating, Tim Weiner's Enemies turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as today's headlines."--Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath  NATIONAL BESTSELLEREnemies 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.Praise for Enemies  "Outstanding."--The New York Times  "Absorbing . . . a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals."--Los Angeles TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.

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"Turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as today's headlines."-Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, New York Daily News, and Slate

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.

Praise for Enemies

"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI's secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau's skulduggery, 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 Dark Money

"Outstanding."-The New York Times

"Absorbing . . . a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals."-Los Angeles Times

"Fascinating."-The Wall Street Journal

"Important and disturbing . . . with all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller."-The New York Times Book Review

"Exciting and fast-paced."-The Daily Beast

Publisher: New York : Random House
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780307933966
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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May 04, 2017

Yet another frightening, exhaustively-researched history from Tim Weiner. Where the CIA comes across as devastatingly incompetent and utterly callous, the FBI comes across as frighteningly competent and powerful, at least in its middle years under J. Edgar Hoover. Abuses of power are rampant in the pages of this book, with Richard Nixon simply being the most obvious example.

Read this, and realize just how little the U.S. deserves its self-proclaimed reputation as a worldwide champion of freedom and equality.

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