Wall Street Journal:"A fascinating account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's counterespionage snooping over the past century....A very good read."
Tim Weiner's new book, "Enemies: A History of the F.B.I.," is an outstanding piece of work, even-handed, exhaustively researched, smoothly written and thematically timely -- The New York Times
“Pulitzer-Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Agency’s skullduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read.”—Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side
“Enemies is a research masterpiece. Picking through seventy thousand newly declassified documents and using on-the-record interviews, Weiner reveals startling new truths and debunks nagging old myths about the FBI. Enemies reads like a thriller, but don’t let the heart-pumping prose fool you. Weiner has written a scholarly tour de force that will be an instant classic for any serious student of American national security.”—Amy B. Zegart, Ph.D., Stanford University, author of Spying Blind
“Tim Weiner’s Enemies is the most comprehensive history of the FBI as an intelligence agency we have ever had. Based on extensive research in previously unavailable materials, Weiner gives us a fresh way to think about J. Edgar Hoover, the many presidents he worked with, and the FBI as a national security agency. The book is also a cautionary tale that is essential reading for anyone concerned about American civil liberties.”—Robert Dallek, author of An Unfinished Life
About the Author
has won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting and writing on secret intelligence and national security. As a correspondent for The New York Times,
he covered the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. Enemies
is his fourth book. His Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
won the National Book Award and was acclaimed as one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, Time,
and many other publications. The Wall Street Journal
“the best book ever written on a case of espionage.” He is now working on a history of the American military.