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The family jewels : the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power, John Prados

Label
The family jewels : the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power
Title
The family jewels
Title remainder
the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power
Statement of responsibility
John Prados
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked the American public and led to investigations of the CIA by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress, which found evidence of more abuse, even CIA plans for assassinations. Investigators and the public soon discovered that the CIA abuses were described in a top-secret document agency insiders dubbed the 'Family Jewels.' That document became ground zero for a political firestorm that lasted more than a year. The 'Family Jewels' debacle ultimately brought about greater congressional oversight of the CIA, but excesses such as those uncovered in the 1970s continue to come to light. The Family Jewels probes the deepest secrets of the CIA and its attempts to avoid scrutiny. John Prados recounts the secret operations that constituted 'Jewels' and investigators' pursuit of the truth, plus the strenuous efforts--by the agency, the executive branch, and even presidents--to evade accountability. Prados reveals how Vice President Richard Cheney played a leading role in intelligence abuses and demonstrates that every type of 'Jewel' has been replicated since, especially during the post-9/11 war on terror. The Family Jewels masterfully illuminates why these abuses are endemic to spying, shows that proper relationships are vital to control of intelligence, and advocates a system for handling 'Family Jewels' crises in a democratic society."--Publisher description
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Title
The family jewels
Creator
Summary
In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked the American public and led to investigations of the CIA by a presidential commission and committees in both houses of Congress, which found evidence of more abuse, even CIA plans for assassinations. The Family Jewels probes the deepest secrets of the CIA and its attempts to avoid scrutiny. John Prados recounts the secret operations that constituted Jewels and investigators pursuit of the truth, plus the strenuous efforts by the agency, the executive branch, and even presidents to evade accountability
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10218961
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1273
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
P696 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Discovering America
Target audience
adult
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the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
John Prados
Label
The family jewels : the CIA, secrecy, and presidential power, John Prados
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-367) and index
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  • FULCO-ROC
  • FULCO-ROC
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • STLIB-IND
  • STLIB-IND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where did the Family Jewels come from? -- The Family Jewels : the White House reacts -- Domestic surveillance -- Surveillance II : private communications -- Detention and interrogation -- Assassination -- Cloaking the dagger -- Plugging the dike -- Circling the wagons -- Clarity
Control code
20140833
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9780292737624
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013004240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022775261
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20140833
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn841187512
  • (OCoLC)841187512

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