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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

The Washington Post • New York Daily News • Slate

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 to conduct political warfare, and how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses.

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 national security and civil liberties. It is a tension that strains the very fabric of a free republic.

Review:

“Outstanding.” The New York Times

Review:

“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

Review:

“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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“Fascinating.” The Wall Street Journal

Review:

“Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau’s skulduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read.” Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side

Review:

“Important and disturbing...with all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller.” The New York Times Book Review

Review:

“Exciting and fast-paced.” The Daily Beast

Synopsis:

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 to conduct political warfare, and how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses.

 

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 national security and 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

About the Author

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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ISBN:
9780812979237
Subtitle:
A History of the FBI
Author:
Weiner, Tim
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
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20130226
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Language:
English
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5 BLACK-and-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.94 x 5.15 x 1.21 in 0.88 lb

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"Review" by , “Outstanding.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , “Absorbing...a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals.”
"Review" by , “Fascinating.”
"Review" by , “Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau’s skulduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read.”
"Review" by , “Important and disturbing...with all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller.”
"Review" by , “Exciting and fast-paced.”
"Synopsis" by , 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 to conduct political warfare, and how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses.

 

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 national security and 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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