Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

America's 20-year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader Harry Bridges

Book - 2016
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"Based on declassified FBI documents, including secret documents from J. Edgar Hoover's vault and never-before-published National Archives documents, Burning Bridges is the first detailed account of the twenty-year legal campaign waged by government lawyers and policymakers, in secret conjunction with private enterprise, to deport labor leader Harry Bridges. Set in the middle decades of the twentieth century during the Cold War, this is a story of bribery, perjury, and wiretaps; of secret FBI investigations, witness intimidation, and secret deals; and of assassination attempts, overzealous government prosecutors, and larger-than-life defense lawyers risking prison defending their clients. Three-quarters of a century on, the legacy of the Harry Bridges trials still haunts America's legal system and is critical to assess because Americans today again confront a modern surveillance state with the greatest threat of government intrusions into civil liberties since Bridges' era"--Cover, page 4.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Thirlmere Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780998347103
0998347108
Branch Call Number: 363.250973 AFR
Characteristics: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Chemerinsky, Erwin - Author

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