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Powers, Richard Gid 1944-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 102 publications in 4 languages and 6,659 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV8144.F43, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Gid Powers
Secrecy and power : the life of J. Edgar Hoover by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and turbulent times of the lawman who served as Director of the F.B.I. from 1924 to 1972
Not without honor : the history of American anticommunism by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first full-scale history of American anticommunism, Richard Gid Powers - author of a widely praised biography of J. Edgar Hoover - reminds us what this struggle was really about. Bringing to life such figures as Whitakker Chambers, Sidney Hook, Hamilton Fish, Roy Cohn, and Clare Booth Luce, Powers documents the complex history of this volatile movement - with its ethnic and religious antagonisms, political warfare, and ideological crusades - and reveals it to be not a marginal alliance of eccentrics, superpatriots, and xenophobes but a mainstream political movement that was as varied as America itself. There were Jewish anticommunists, Protestants, blacks, and Catholics; there were Socialists, union leaders, businessmen, and conservatives; there were ex-Communists and former fellow travelers. They quarreled among themselves about philosophy, tactics, and everything else except the evil of communism itself. For above all, Powers shows, theirs was a movement whose ideas and political initiatives were rooted not in ignorance and fear, but in real knowledge and experience of the Communist system
Broken : the troubled past and uncertain future of the FBI by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The FBI that failed on 9/11 is the creation and captive of its spectacular and controversial past. Its original mission -- the investigation and prosecution of only the most serious crimes against the United States -- was forsaken almost from the beginning. This abandonment of purpose has been accompanied by a long history of political pressure, both from within and without. This sorry and scandal-ridden path culminated in a twenty-five-year run-up to 9/11 in which predictable and preventable lapses became hopelessly entrenched. In Broken, Richard Gid Powers, one of the country's leading historians of national security and law enforcement, offers a definitive and provocative study of the Bureau from its origins to the present. Combing through the archives, and interviewing more than 100 past and current agents, he unearths stories behind some of the most famous cases and characters in our history. Powers, who attended new-agent training classes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, was granted access to restricted FBI facilities. His research included visits to the scenes of controversial FBI cases across the country, including Ruby Ridge, Waco, and the Indian reservation at Pine Ridge. Powers did not set out to write a muckraking attack, and he gives the Bureau its due for many triumphs. Nonetheless, his story features an astonishing range of political abuses, misdirected investigations, skewed priorities, and sheer intelligence failures. From the Bureau's outrageous participation in the anticommunist Palmer Raids and their successors, to its abuses of civil liberties during the Cold War, to its flagrant acts of domestic political interference during the civil rights era, it has often seemed to be consumed by feuds with such opponents as Harry Truman, Martin Luther King Jr., the Kennedys, and Bill Clinton. With the discovery of turncoat spies within its own ranks, and with the severe intelligence failures of 9/11, the Bureau has finally proven itself incapable of spotting the true enemies of our country within our borders. Richard Powers's account is a searing indictment of failure, yet it is also strong evidence that the Bureau could be returned to its original mission of detecting the most serious crimes against the United States: terrorism, political corruption, corporate crime, and organized crime. Readers must decide for themselves whether America should mend it or end it.' from publisher's description
G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Japanese popular culture( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Richard Powers by Jane Frank( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht im Hintergrund : J. Edgar Hoover u. d. FBI by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of the Trinity by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this religious thriller, Richard Gid Powers weaves Church intrigue, corporate crime, religious symbolism, mystical theology, ancient history, and legend into a high-stakes struggle for the soul of the Catholic Church. This fast-paced adventure sends Ann Carroll, heir to America's greatest Catholic fortune, on a quest to reveal the chilling conspiracy behind the murder of the Church's most saintly bishop. Searching Mt. Athos in Greece, Paris, San Salvador, New York, and New Orleans, she discovers crimes at the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy, rocks the Church to its foundations, and leads a Pentecostal renewal of faith that heals the millennium-long schism between Roman and Greek Catholicism and gives birth to a new Catholic Church." --P. [4] of cover
Secrecy : the American experience by Daniel P Moynihan( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, here presents an eloquent and fascinating account of the development of secrecy as a mode of regulation in American government since World War I - how it was born, how world events shaped it, how it has adversely affected momentous political decisions and events, and how it has eluded efforts to curtail or end it. Senator Moynihan begins with the intriguing story of the Venona project, the Soviet spy cables intercepted during World War II and decrypted by the U.S. Army - but never passed on to President Truman. The divisive Hiss perjury trial and the McCarthy era of suspicion might have had a far different impact on American society, says Moynihan, if government agencies had not kept secrets from one another as a means of shoring up their power. He discusses the Bay of Pigs, Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and, finally, the failure to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union, suggesting the many of the tragedies resulting from these events could have been averted had the issues been clarified in an open exchange of ideas
The science fiction of Jack London : an anthology by Jack London( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armageddon by Stanley Waterloo( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Station X by G. McLeod Winsor( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a new literature : novelistic experimentation in America during the first decades of the Twentieth Century by Richard Gid Powers( )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FBI : a comprehensive reference guide by Athan G Theoharis( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all libraries".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Air traffic control : faa needs to better prepare for impending wave of controller attrition by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippines by Robert Höbel( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 10th victim by Robert Sheckley( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams." It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses--until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes ... as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters
The science fiction of Frank R. Stockton : an anthology by Frank R Stockton( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial oversight of enron : the sec and private sector watchdogs by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounting profession : status of panel on audit effectiveness recommendations to enhance the by Richard Gid Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Secrecy and power : the life of J. Edgar Hoover
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Powers, Richard G.

Powers, Richard G. 1944-

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Not without honor : the history of American anticommunismBroken : the troubled past and uncertain future of the FBIHandbook of Japanese popular cultureThe art of Richard PowersSecrecy : the American experienceThe FBI : a comprehensive reference guide