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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.
About the Author: John Prados is a senior fellow of the National Security Archive in Washington, DC, where he helps bring newly declassified government records to public attention. He is the award-winning author of twenty-one books, including Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun. He also lectures widely on security, freedom of information, and other issues; analyzes combat processes; serves as a historical adviser to filmmakers; and designs strategy board games, including the well-known Third Reich and other award-winning titles.
Title: The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and ...
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description University of Texas Press, U.S.A., 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 000777
Book Description University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0292737629 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc.ex library book. Bookseller Inventory # Z0292737629Z3
Book Description University of Texas Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001469895
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Book Description University of Texas Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020292737629
Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo. Black cloth covered boards and spine with shiny silver lettering. White endpapers. Binding is straight and tight; pages are all clean, white and crisp. Both this book and its dust jacket are flawless from a wear and tear standpoint, but lose points because the previous owner has written his name on the upper edge of the front endpaper and on the upper corner of the front inside flap, both in black pen. No internal marking. Bookseller Inventory # 000727
Book Description University of Texas Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P010292737629
Book Description University of Texas Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110292737629
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Book Description University of Texas Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0292737629