A SPECIAL AGENT : GAY AND INSIDE THE FBI ***SIGNED COPY***

Buttino, Frank (with Lou Buttino)

Published by William Morrow and Company, 1993
ISBN 10: 0688119581 / ISBN 13: 9780688119584
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Pale grey half-cloth, black boards and black spine titles. Very minor dings to top and bottom edges, small mark on back board but otherwise a clean and tight binding with very carefully read text (if at all). Front free endpaper has diagonal crease bottom right. Dustjacket shows shelfwear including creased front flap and stain at front top edge. Small tear on back flap. Still a bright and complete jacket. Friendly and thoughtful inscription to earlier owner on half title (1996). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A former FBI agent describes how, once his homosexuality was revealed, he fought to regain the job he loved, taking his fight to the American public and to court. 65,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

From Kirkus Reviews: A jumbled account of how Frank Buttino, a 20-year FBI special agent, is fired--and fights back--when the Bureau receives an anonymous letter accusing him of being gay. The letter includes a collection of billets-doux from someone answering personals in gay magazine: These appear to be in Buttino's handwriting. So begins a Golgotha-like road of four years of harassment of Buttino by the Bureau--including the revocation of his security clearance, followed by his discharge- -and of Buttino's maverick decision to be the first to fight the FBI's unwritten policy against gays. What follows here, though, is a sinking dirigible comprised of an enormous cast of characters, some of whom appear briefly only to vanish, or to turn up 200 pages later. And throughout this ever-shifting cast winds a labyrinthine coil--spun by the author with the help of his brother, Lou (For the Love of Teddi, 1991)--of minute legal maneuvering. More awkward still are Buttino's Norman Rockwell- styled pictures of gay life, perhaps intended to show that gays are really no different from straights. But despite the poor presentation, the enduring reader will find here a man of courage and unusually principled character, one whose sanity makes the FBI look like the Mad Hatter's tea party: While Buttino was in a command post in San Diego, for instance, directing 200 agents in an investigation of an Iranian-inspired bombing, the Bureau was putting him through polygraphs and interviews daily for three months, designed to revoke his top-secret clearance--treatment that brought Buttino to thoughts of suicide. Frustratingly, the story ends with the author's suit against the FBI still unresolved. An important story--but a lackluster treatment that will engage only the most resolute of readers. (Photographs--not seen) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Title: A SPECIAL AGENT : GAY AND INSIDE THE FBI ***...
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.

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