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"The Einstein File is a frightening look at a dark past, hopefully gone forever. It also reestablishes Einstein as a committed social activist, antiracist, antiwar critic of capitalism, whose daring extended beyond mathematics."

---Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman

"Meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Einstein File details a bleak chapter in this nation's history, when a rogue elephant FBI rode roughshod over civil liberties, including the rights and privacy of one of the world's great scientists. As the "war on terrorism" begins to resemble the "war on communism," Fred Jerome's highly informative book sounds a profoundly cautionary note."

---Gerald Horne, author of Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

"A well-written, provocative book that could---and should---alter the ways Hoover and Einstein are viewed."

---Denver Post

"Vivid and engrossing.... Everybody interested in American history should read it."

---Frederic Golden, former science editor of Time

From the moment of Albert Einstein's arrival in the United States in l933, the year of the Nazis' ascent to power in Germany, until his death in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, assisted by several other federal agencies, began feverishly collecting "derogatory information" in an effort to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and destroy his reputation. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Fred Jerome tells the story in depth of that anti-Einstein campaign, why and how the campaign originated, and provides the first detailed picture of Einstein's little-known political activism. The Einstein File not only reveals a little-known aspect of Einstein's considerable social and humanitarian concerns, but underscores the dangers that can arise to the American republic and the rule of law in times of obsession with national security.

Fred Jerome is senior consultant to the Gene Media Forum, Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in many publications including Newsweek and the New York Times. As a reporter in the South during the early 1960s, he covered the exploding Civil Rights movement, and has taught journalism at Columbia and New York University. He is currently teaching a course at The New School titled "Scientists and Rebels." He invented the Media Resource Service in 1980, a widely acclaimed telephone referral service putting thousands of journalists in touch with scientists.

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From the legendary physicist's arrival in America in 1933 until his death in 1955, Hoover's FBI--with help from several other federal agencies--made an all-out attempt to undermine Albert Einstein's influence and destroy his prestige. In this fascinating book, Fred Jerome tells the story of that smear campaign, and the reasons behind it--Einstein's convictions as a pacifist, socialist, internationalist, and denouncer of racism. Deftly weaving information from Einstein's recently declassified 2,000-plus-page FBI file with historical details of the period, The Einstein File offers the first detailed picture of Einstein's moral and political views, as well as a damning portrait of those who tried to punish him for them.

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From the moment of Albert Einstein's arrival in the United States in l933, the year of the Nazis' ascent to power in Germany, until his death in l955, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, assisted by several other federal agencies, began feverishly collecting "derogatory information" in an effort to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and destroy his reputation. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Fred Jerome tells the story in depth of that anti-Einstein campaign, why and how the campaign originated, and provides the first detailed picture of Einstein's little-known political activism. The Einstein File not only reveals a little-known aspect of Einstein's considerable social and humanitarian concerns, but underscores the dangers that can arise to the American republic and the rule of law in times of obsession with national security.

About the Author

Fred Jerome is senior consultant to the Gene Media Forum, Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in many publications including Newsweek and the New York Times. As a reporter in the South during the early 1960s, he covered the exploding Civil Rights movement, and has taught journalism at Columbia and New York University. He is currently teaching a course at The New School titled "Scientists and Rebels." He invented the Media Resource Service in 1980, a widely acclaimed telephone referral service putting thousands of journalists in touch with scientists.

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Tony Leah, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Tony Leah)
Provocative, well-written and illuminating work on a previously well-hidden part of the history of the twentieth century's most important mind. Who knew that J. Edgar Hoover had Einstein on his hit list for decades? Understanding this fact is important to understanding the whole era, and Fred Jerome's research and writing helps immensely with that understanding.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312316099
Author:
Jerome, Fred
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 8-page bandw photo inserts
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.821 in

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"Synopsis" by , From the legendary physicist's arrival in America in 1933 until his death in 1955, Hoover's FBI--with help from several other federal agencies--made an all-out attempt to undermine Albert Einstein's influence and destroy his prestige. In this fascinating book, Fred Jerome tells the story of that smear campaign, and the reasons behind it--Einstein's convictions as a pacifist, socialist, internationalist, and denouncer of racism. Deftly weaving information from Einstein's recently declassified 2,000-plus-page FBI file with historical details of the period, The Einstein File offers the first detailed picture of Einstein's moral and political views, as well as a damning portrait of those who tried to punish him for them.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the moment of Albert Einstein's arrival in the United States in l933, the year of the Nazis' ascent to power in Germany, until his death in l955, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, assisted by several other federal agencies, began feverishly collecting "derogatory information" in an effort to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and destroy his reputation. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Fred Jerome tells the story in depth of that anti-Einstein campaign, why and how the campaign originated, and provides the first detailed picture of Einstein's little-known political activism. The Einstein File not only reveals a little-known aspect of Einstein's considerable social and humanitarian concerns, but underscores the dangers that can arise to the American republic and the rule of law in times of obsession with national security.

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