Enemies: A History of the FBI
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
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
“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
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Alex1952 - LibraryThing
This is a well written and researched book that everyone should read. Similar to the story that Weiner told about the CIA, this is also a story of incompetence, illegality and straggle for personal ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - spacecommuter - LibraryThing
This is an exceptional history of the FBI for several reasons, the most important of which is that Tim Weiner completely ignores the FBI's own meticulously cultivated promotional image. Throughout its ... Read full review
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Pull down the temple
WAR ON TERROR
The Bureau cannot survive
House of Cards
A state of continual danger
The Price of Silence
Game Without Rules
The Long Shadow
Dont trust anybody
Murder was in style
Rule by Fear
You got this phone tapped?
The man Im depending on 153