Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files
by JPat Brown Author, B.C.D. Lipton Author, Michael Morisy Author and Cory Doctorow Foreword
Peruse pages excerpted from the actual FBI files of 16 authors, with brief introductions that give context. Learn that some communists admired Ray Bradbury, thus his file. See how suspicious the bureau found Allen Ginsburg's homosexuality and drug. Truman Capote's asked the FBI for help researching In Cold Blood, and later earned a file by signing a letter in support of the Fair Play for Cuba committee. Marvel at all the many different ways they hated James Baldwin. Also contains files for Hannah Arendt, Tom Clancy, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand, Susan Sontag, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson, and Gore Vidal.
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