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Powers, Richard Gid 1944-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 82 publications in 3 languages and 6,879 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK468.S4, 352.379
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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 )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 2,531 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
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 1,255 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
Not without honor : the history of American anticommunism by Richard Gid Powers ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,234 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
G-men, Hoover's FBI in American popular culture by Richard Gid Powers ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handbook of Japanese popular culture ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of Richard Powers by Jane Frank ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 133 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not without honor : the history of American anti-communism by Richard Gid Powers ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armageddon by Stanley Waterloo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrecy : the American experience by Daniel P Moynihan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 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 life of J. Edgar Hoover by Richard Gid Powers ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Station X by George McLeod Winsor ( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards a new literature: novelistic experimentation in America during the first decades of the twentieth century by Richard Gid Powers ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken the troubled past and uncertain future of the FBI by Richard Gid Powers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In [this book, the author] 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. [The author] 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. [The author'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.-Dust jacket
The 10th victim by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The science fiction of Frank R. Stockton : an anthology by Frank Richard Stockton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Philippines ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrecy the American Experience by Daniel P Moynihan ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From a senior U.S. senator comes this fascinating and critically acclaimed account of the development of secrecy as a mode of regulation in American government since World War I
The Philippines by Robert Höbel ( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Te gong sheng ya wu shi nian Mei guo lian bang diao cha ju ju zhang hu fo de yi sheng by Richard Gid Powers ( )
1 edition published in 1992 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Powers, Richard G.
Powers, Richard G. 1944-
Languages
English (67)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
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