Secrecy Wars: National Security, Privacy, and the Public's Right to Know

Potomac Books, Incorporated, 2002 - 274 páginas
The public and the media are fascinated by U.S. government secrets, real and imagined, yet very few people know how the process of obtaining formerly secret documents works. Secrecy Wars is a look inside the American secrecy system as it is accessed through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. With its perspective that of a political legal drama, this important new book will not only entertain and inform but also influence the legal, journalism, and political communities.

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Chancellor Professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth), Philip H. Melanson is an internationally recognized expert on political violence and governmental secrecy. Most of his thirteen previous books relate to political assassination and violence, governmental secrecy, and law enforcement and intelligence agencies. His media appearances have included NPR, the BBC, CBS and CNN news programs; Prime Time Live; Hard Copy; and Inside Edition. Dr. Melanson lives in Marion, Massachusetts. Investigative journalist and author Anthony Summers has written Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Goddess: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Not in Your Lifetime, a book about the Kennedy assassination. Summers received the British Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction in 1980 for Conspiracy.

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