Enemies: A History of the FBI

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Random House, 2012 - Political Science - 537 pages
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 BESTSELLER

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
 

Contents

Traitors
3
Communists
4
Who is Mr Hoover?
5
Underworlds
6
They never stopped watching
7
Red Flags
26
13
85
26
94
COLD
468
96
474
It looks like World War III is here
479
No Sense of Decency
480
Game Without Rules
481
The Long Shadow
482
Dont trust anybody
484
Immoral Conduct 27 Murder was in style
485

The Machine of Detection
119
Organizing the World
125
No Gestapo
131
Showdown
140
Red fascism
147
Surprise Attack
151
Paranoia
163
47
284
House of Cards
329
A state of continual danger
337
The Price of Silence
351
Mosaic
367
Afterword
449
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WORLD WAR 9 The Business of Spying 10 The Juggler
463
Secret Intelligence 12 To strangle the United States
465
Law of
466
Dangerous Man 29 Rule by Fear
490
You got this phone tapped?
493
The man Im depending
494
Clearly Illegal
495
The Ultimate Weapon 34 Pull down the temple
498
WAR ON TERROR
500
The Bureau cannot survive
501
Index
513
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རྩ བྱ བྲྀ རྒྱ ཕྱེ རྐུ རྩེ ུ 179 191 202
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About the author (2012)

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 year’s best books by The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Time, and many other publications. The Wall Street Journal called Betrayal “the best book ever written on a case of espionage.” He is now working on a history of the American military.

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