Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files / Edition 1 by Jon Wiener | 9780520222465 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files / Edition 1

Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files / Edition 1

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by Jon Wiener
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520222466

ISBN-13: 9780520222465

Pub. Date: 01/21/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

"A strident and impermissable effort to second-guess the wisdom of the FBI. . . . A potpourri of conjecture, supposition, innuendo and surmise."-from the FBI's court documents

"Jon Wiener has put together a remarkable compilation of documents. I know of no keener annotations to any documents illustrating government surveillance. Wiener's commentary is as

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"A strident and impermissable effort to second-guess the wisdom of the FBI. . . . A potpourri of conjecture, supposition, innuendo and surmise."-from the FBI's court documents

"Jon Wiener has put together a remarkable compilation of documents. I know of no keener annotations to any documents illustrating government surveillance. Wiener's commentary is as sprightly as the documents are foolish. He is thorough, appropriately droll at times, and rightly focused on the question of whether the FBI and the CIA were keeping to their lawful mandates during the years of abandon and evasion."-Todd Gitlin author of The Sixties

"The book sheds light on many issues far broader than John Lennon-the Nixon administration for example, and, not less importantly, the particular machinations of Clinton, Blair, and other current world leaders. Very few people know how the process of seeking and retrieving documents supposedly available under the Freedom of Information Act really works; Wiener's book makes this all very clear."-Eric Foner, Columbia University

"A classic case study. There is humor here and mystery, too. But most of all, there is hard evidence--in the FBI's own words--of what happens when government substitutes paranoia for law." -Floyd Abrams

Author Biography: Jon Wiener is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, author of Come Together: John Lennon and His Time (1994), and a contributing editor of The Nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520222465
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/21/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,244,545
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. HISTORY

1. Getting Started

2. From District Court to the Supreme Court

3. Deposing the FBI and CIA

4. The Clinton Administration Takes Action

5. After the Settlement

Conclusion: The Culture of Secrecy

PART II. THE FILES

Guide to FBI File Pages

The Files

Notes

Glossary

Chronology

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Photographs

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Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read, with some humor amid the sadness and outrage that I felt after putting it down. John Lennon did indeed triumph over Hoover and his hooligans-but the fact that it took this long to get this information out is a wake-up call to everyone. Would anyone be listening to Lennon in 2000 if he were here-probably not. Gimme some truth, somebody.