Thoughts on: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 31, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner on Blogcritics. About: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner is a non-fiction book which tells of the 100 year history of the famous organization. Mr. Weiner is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and a former New York Times reporter who wrote largely about American security. 560 pages Publisher: Random House Language: English ISBN-10: 140006748 My rating for Enemies: A History of the FBI – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Tim Weiner Thoughts: Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner is a fascinating book and an excellent treatment of what basically amounts to domestic spying. In his research, Mr. Weiner invoked the words of the Founding Fathers that we must be vigilant; buy not compromise our civil liberties in the process. In this treatment, with each President of either major party, this compromise is constantly tested with J. Edgar Hoover playing a major role. The portraits of men in power are one of the most disturbing aspects in this book. Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, LBJ, Hoover and more are all complex people who, once in the seat of power,…

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