Enemies: A History of the FBI
- Publish Date: 2013-02-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Tim Weiner
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post â¢ New York Daily News â¢ Slate
âFast-paced, fair-minded, and fascinating, Tim Weinerâs Enemies turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and important, as todayâs headlines.ââJeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath
Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBIâs 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 Americaâs police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureauâs 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 Americaâs hundred-year war on terror. The FBI has fought against terrorists, spies, anyone it deemed subversiveâand sometimes American presidents. The FBIâs 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
âOutstanding.ââThe New York Times
âAbsorbing . . . a sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals.ââLos Angeles Times