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Ne it deemed subversive and sometimes American presidents The FBI’s secret intelligence and surveillance techniues 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 republ Dryly factual Five stars for the overwhelmingly interesting facts one star for the dry writing style which rarely goes into su

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Enemies A History of the FBI

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 anyo Why is it so hard for the United States to have an effective intelligence service and achieve a reasonable balance between ind

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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 J Edgar Hoover is the main character in this book at least for the first 23rds and if there was ever any uestion that Hoover i


9 thoughts on “Enemies A History of the FBI

  1. says:

    Tim Weiner's Enemies A History of the FBI is an interesting book about the FBI's straddling the line between legal and illegal pursuit of criminals The book spends a lot of time discussing the career and legacy of J Edgar Hoover dispelling myths most evidence discounts the commonly held belief that he was a closeted homosexual and describing in detail his relentless pursuit of power in his personal fight against Communism which

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    A free people must have both security and liberty They are warring forces yet we cannot have one without the other When William Webster became Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1978 he was shocked to find that the FBI spawned from the Bureau of Investigation in 1935 was without a legal framework for its activities and operations Author Tim Weiner describes The Bureau had no charter—a legal birth certificate from Congress

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    J Edgar Hoover is the main character in this book at least for the first 23rds and if there was ever any uestion that Hoover is one of the most conseuential people in American history that uestion no longer exists in my mind But the

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    Why is it so hard for the United States to have an effective intelligence service and achieve a reasonable balance between individua

  5. says:

    Reading this book i realized a couple things i didn't know before One that J Edgar Hoover was probably the most powerful man in American history only because of the amount of sway that he had on just about anyone And two

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    If you liked Legacy of Ashes you'll like Enemies The converse also applies; Weiner retains the fast paced journalistic style of Legacy tantalising links are left hanging and background is left as exercise for the readerLike his biography of the Agency this effort starts to fade as it heads closer to the present

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    An informative disturbing book on the history of the FBI which at its worst moments has functioned as something like the United States version of the Stasi As the book describes for the first half century after its creation it was the tool of one man alone J Edgar Hoover Hoover turned the bureau into a weapon to snuff out communist subversion in the United States At the time of its creation the threat of revolu

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    Dryly factual Five stars for the overwhelmingly interesting facts one star for the dry writing style which rarely goes into sufficient detail in its rush to recount large events often taking up large swaths of time Of course the detail I'm looking for would at least triple the length of the book so you may disagree The wr

  9. says:

    What a fascinating book I was really disturbed at how much intelligence was floating around before the 911 attacks Even as far back as the mid 1990s I have a lot greater respect for director Robert Mueller Muell

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