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Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

Seth Rosenfeld
Format
Book
Published
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780374257002 (hbk. : alk. paper), 0374257000 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Summary
"A narrative report on the FBI's covert involvement with future President Ronald Reagan, radical Mario Savio and liberal university president Clark Kerr to suppress the 1960s student movement at Berkeley reveals J. Edgar Hoover's campaign of planted news stories, illegal break-ins and other acts designed to undermine the Democratic party." - Publishers description.
Contents
  • PART ONE : The FBI on campus
  • Spies in the hills
  • The Responsibilities Program
  • The undertaker
  • The rise of Clark Kerr --The essay question
  • Protest at City Hall
  • Communist target - youth
  • The trial of Robert Meisenbach
  • An eye-opener
  • The FBI story
  • PART TWO : Student radicals
  • The police car
  • The Free Speech movement
  • A leak to the press
  • Sit-in at Sproul Hall
  • No evidence
  • An angry young man
  • Vietnam Day--PART THREE : The rise of Reagan
  • The governor's race
  • The Peace Trip Dance
  • Sources on campus
  • Landslide
  • Fired with enthusiasm
  • Obey the rules
  • A key activist
  • At bayonet point
  • People's Park
  • Epilogue : The aftermath
  • Appendix : My fight for the FBI files.
Description
viii, 734 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [677]-687) and index.
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