A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974

A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974

by Aaron J Leonard, Conor A Gallagher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910924709
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 612,178
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Aaron J Leonard is a writer and historian. He is a regular contributor to Truthout, Rabble.caThe History News NetworkPhysicsWorld, and Canadian Dimension. His research interests focus on twentieth-century US history, particularly Sixties history.

Conor A Gallagher is a researcher and educator from Brooklyn, New York. He has a masters degree from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. He currently lives with his wife Michelle in China where he teaches history.

Their book Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists was published by Zero in 2015.

Table of Contents

Preface 009

Introduction: Counterintelligence & Informants 013

Prelude: The Shadow of Roman Malinovsky 023

Chapter 1 Morris Childs & His Handlers 029

Chapter 2 The FBI's Maoist Sect 045

Chapter 3 Richard Aoki - The Reliable Source 067

Chapter 4 The Infiltration of "America's Maoists" 091

Chapter 5 Don Wright's Rise in the Revolutionary Union 119

Chapter 6 The FBI's Representative on the National Liaison Committee 139

Chapter 7 The Never-Ending Campaign against James Forman 147

Chapter 8 The Wrecking of the National Liaison Committee 159

Chapter 9 Aftermath 183

Conclusion 195

Epilogue 201

Bibliography 204

Appendix: Select FBI Documents 210

Notes 274

Index 316

Acknowledgements 319

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