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Enemies by Tim Weiner.. The G-men of yore get their due in this thorough doorstop. Write spy novels? Read this for background on the FBI and their cultural blinkers.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Tim Weiner’s new book, “Enemies: A History of the F.B.I.,” is an outstanding piece of work, even-handed, exhaustively researched, smoothly written and thematically timely."

The New York Times

"A fascinating account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterespionage snooping over the past century....A very good read."

The Wall Street Journal

Author bio: Tim Weiner has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his writing on vital issues of American national security. As a correspondent for The New York Times, he covered the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon in Washington, and reported on war and terrorism from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and many other nations over the course of 15 years. His new book, Enemies: A History of the FBI, has been acclaimed as "fascinating" by The Wall Street Journal. Legacy of Ashes, his chronicle of the CIA, was a bestseller across the United States and around the world. His fields of expertise include espionage, foreign affairs, intelligence, and Presidential power politics. He has lectured at the CIA, universities, political think tanks, and at Presidential libraries. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Enemies-History-FBI-Tim-Weiner/dp/1400067480/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331776335&sr=8-1

Book Details: History; (537 pp. Inflamistorical: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/188077/enemies-by-tim-weiner

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