The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
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The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

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ISBN-13:
9780804173667
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
07.10.2014
Seiten:
608
Autor:
Betty L. Medsger
Gewicht:
575 g
Format:
203x128x35 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: "What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?" In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices. Through their exploits, a group of unlikely activists exposed the shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover was operating a shadow Bureau engaged in illegal surveillance and harassment of the American people.
The Burglary brings the activists, who have kept their secret for forty-three years, into the public eye for the first time-including, new to this edition, the recent discovery of the eighth and final member of the team. The burglars' story of personal sacrifice and civil disobedience is a vital episode in the American whistle-blower tradition that includes the Pentagon Papers, Watergate's Deep Throat, and, most recently, Edward Snowden and the NSA.