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The Burglary : The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
by Betty L. Medsger


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In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: "What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?" In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: "What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?" In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices. Through their exploits, a group of unlikely activists exposed the shocking truth that J. Edgar Hoover was operating a shadow Bureau engaged in illegal surveillance and harassment of the American people.

The Burglary brings the activists, who have kept their secret for forty-three years, into the public eye for the first time--including, new to this edition, the recent discovery of the eighth and final member of the team. The burglars' story of personal sacrifice and civil disobedience is a vital episode in the American whistle-blower tradition that includes the Pentagon Papers, Watergate's Deep Throat, and, most recently, Edward Snowden and the NSA.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804173667
  • ISBN-10: 0804173664
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 608
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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