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Days of Rage -- America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Burrough, Bryan

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ISBN 10: 1594204292 / ISBN 13: 9781594204296
Published by Penguin Press, New York, 2015
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Have we forgotten so quickly this traumatic period in our history, that occurred in the late 1960s? If so, Bryan Burrough's excellent and highly praised book, with fresh insights, facts and information, will refresh our memories. Bryan Burrough is a Vanity Fair special correspondent and veteran reporter and he has produced a first-rate work of contemporary history, forty years after the radical underground rose up in rebellion. THe book has received outstanding reviews, with praise for the author's non-judgmental analysis and descriptions, fair-mindedness and factual accuracy. This is an UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition, signed by the author on the full title page (not tipped in), number line starting with "1.". Bookseller Inventory # 150502

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Title: Days of Rage -- America's Radical ...

Publisher: Penguin Press, New York

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B & W photographs

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s

The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

The FBI’s response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them “nice middle-class kids,” smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners—radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice—often with disastrous consequences. 

Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, Days of Rage is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and minds of homegrown terrorists and federal agents alike and weaves their stories into a spellbinding secret history of the 1970s.

About the Author:

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five previous books, including The Big Rich and Public Enemies. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for excellence in financial journalism.

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