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The Resource Dangerous Dossiers : Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)

Dangerous Dossiers : Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)

Label
Dangerous Dossiers : Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors
Title
Dangerous Dossiers
Title remainder
Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Mitgang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dangerous Dossiers is as powerful and relevant today as it was when it first made worldwide headlines 25 years ago: a chilling reminder of the dangers of unfettered government intrusion into the lives and beliefs of private citizens, whether famous or not. This shocking account by award-winning author and former New York Times cultural reporter Herbert Mitgang provided hard evidence for the first time of the decades-long cultural war waged by the FBI and other federal intelligence-gathering agencies against scores of the world's most renowned writers and artists. Using the Freedom of Information Act to pry loose actual surveillance files kept by the FBI, Mitgang documented that the targets of government snooping included a who's-who of the literary and artistic worlds whom J. Edgar Hoover and his red-baiting legions suspected of communist leanings or outright disloyalty, usually with no basis whatsoever. They included: Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Thornton Wilder, Carl Sandburg, Norman Mailer, Robert Frost, and Allen Ginsburg; and artists including Alexander Calder, Georgia O'Keefe, and Henry Moore. Called "a fascinating, illuminating and above all, morally decent book" by The New York Times, and "first-class journalism" by The Associated Press, this exposâe and the many "dangerous dossiers" it contains reveal no evidence of guilt on the part of the targets of the FBI witch-hunts. But Mitgang finds plenty of proof of the paranoia, political bias, and cultural illiteracy of those who controlled the nation's most powerful investigative agencies
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Mitgang, Herbert
Dewey number
  • 363.2/3/0973
  • 363.2/3/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8138
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Censorship
  • Police patrol
  • American literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Dangerous Dossiers : Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTI1NzE3NjM1
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frd00007268
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504028790
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9781504028790
  • (Sirsi) b1430956
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System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
Dangerous Dossiers : Exposing the Secret War Against America's Greatest Authors, Herbert Mitgang, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDkzLTI1NzE3NjM1
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007268
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (258 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504028790
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781504028790
  • (Sirsi) b1430956
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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