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Bad Moon Rising : How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution / Arthur M. Eckstein.

Author/Creator:
Eckstein, Arthur M. author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
A startling history of the forlorn war between the Weather Underground and the FBI, based on interviews and 30,000 pages of previously unreleased FBI documents In the summer of 1970 and for years after, photos of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, and other members of the Weather Underground were emblazoned on FBI wanted posters. In Bad Moon Rising, Arthur Eckstein details how Weather began to engage in serious, ideologically driven, nationally coordinated political violence and how the FBI attempted to monitor, block, and capture its members-and failed. Eckstein further shows that the FBI ordered its informants inside Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to support the faction that became Weather during the tumultuous June 1969 SDS convention, helping to destroy the organization; and that the FBI first underestimated Weather's seriousness, then overestimated its effectiveness, and how Weather outwitted them. Eckstein reveals how an obsessed and panicked President Nixon and his inner circle sought to bypass a cautious J. Edgar Hoover, contributing to the creation of the rogue Plumbers Unit that eventually led to Watergate.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
1. "Angels of Destruction and Disorder"
2. "We Sentence the Government to Death"
3. "A Menace of National Proportions"
4. "Our Own Doors Are Being Threatened"
5. "The Hoover Cutoff"
6. "Hunt Them to Exhaustion"
7. "One Lawbreaker Has Been Pursued by Another"
Conclusion
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300224603
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300224603 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.