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Description - Gimme Some Truth by Jon Wiener

When FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover reported to the Nixon White House in 1972 about the Bureau's surveillance of John Lennon, he began by explaining that Lennon was a "former member of the Beatles singing group". When a copy of this letter arrived in response to Jon Wiener's 1981 Freedom of Information request, the entire text was withheld - along with almost 200 other pages - on the grounds that releasing it would endanger national security. The book tells the story of the author's remarkable 14-year court battle to win release of the Lennon files under the Freedom of Information Act in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520222465
ISBN-10: 0520222466
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, author of Come Together: John Lennon and His Time (1994), and a contributing editor of The Nation.

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