Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Secrecy The American Experience cover
  • ISBN: 9780300077568
  • ISBN10: 0300077564

Secrecy the American Experience

by Richard Gid Powers

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1998
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 98%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $18.53
You save: 59%
Marketplace Item
Description
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 by recounting the astonishing++ story of the Venona project, in which Soviet cables sent to the United States during World War II were decrypted by the U.S. Army -- but were 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, Moynihan points to many other examples of how government bureaucracies used secrecy, to avoid public scrutiny and got into trouble as a result. He discusses the Bay of Pigs, Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and, finally, the failure to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union, suggesting that many of the tragedies resulting from these events could have been averted had the issues been clarified in an open exchange of ideas.

America must lead the way to an era of openness, says Moynihan in this vitally important book. It is time to dismantle the excesses of government secrecy and share information with our citizens and with the world. Analysis, far more than secrecy, is the key to national security.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may
[...]
$1.11
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Friends of the Phoenix Library

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Good
Shipping Icon
100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
$2.80
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$8.80
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.98
JEANCOBOOKS

Location: Levittown, NY
Ask seller a question
Very Good
1st Edition; 1st Printing. Yale University Press. The book is like brand new;
[...]
$9.79
Priceless Books

Location: Urbana, IL
Very Good
Shipping Icon
262pp. Index, Notes. Wear boards, light soiling, DJ: soiling, wear extremities, rubbing.
$10.12
Riverow Bookshop

Location: Owego, NY
Good
8vo., 262 pp., shelfwear, cover bumped.
$12.60
The Book House - Saint Louis

Location: St. Louis, MO
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Very Good/Very Good, Hardback/Dust Jacket.
$13.50
Argosy Book Store

Location: New York, NY
Very Good
Shipping Icon
Illus. 8vo, 1/2 blue cloth, d.w. lightly soiled. New Haven: Yale University Press, (1998).
$16.87
Black Cat Hill Books

Location: Oregon City, OR
Good
Shipping Icon
First Edition [1998]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Good
[...]
$18.00
WCCorp

Location: Moorpark, CA
New
0300077564.
$18.53
edconroybooks.com

Location: Troy, NY
Like New
Shipping Icon
Yale U.P., New Haven, CT, 1998. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard
[...]
$18.56
Eliabooks

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Like New
0300077564. Tight, clean and crisp. An excellent copy of the First Printing
[...]
$22.43
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$23.82
Ergodebooks

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$26.62
Firecreek Books

Location: Germantown, TN
Good
$28.75
Ground Zero Books Ltd

Location: Silver Spring, MD
Good
Shipping Icon
22 cm, 262, illus., slight wear and some soiling to DJ. Introduction by Richard Gid Powers; he has inscribed the book on the title page.
$45.56
Lyric Vibes

Location: Geneva, IL
New
0300077564 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! -Thank you for LOOKING: -)
$49.66
Book Panther

Location: Wellington, FL
New
0300077564 New Condition.
$56.25