MASTERS OF DECEIT The Story of Communism In America and How to Fight It

Author: Hoover (J. Edgar) Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Year: 1958
Publisher: Henry Holt (New York
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: £120.00
Hardback. 1st US Edn. SIGNED. A book written about the rising dangers of Communism in 1950s America. The Director of the FBI explains the startling facts about the major menace of the time: Communism: What it is, how it works, what its aims were, the real dangers it posed, and what loyal American citizens needed to know to protect their freedom. A powerful and informative book – a first hand account of American Communism from its beginnings to the time of publication, (1958), written by a man more intimately familiar with the complete story than any other American. Hoover shows the day-to-day operations of the Communist Party, USA: who the communists were, what they claimed, why people became communists and why some broke away. He describes life within the Party, communist strategy and tactics, methods of mass agitation and underground infiltration, espionage, sabotage and its treatment of minorities. The picture of what life in America would be under communism is vivid and shocking. The forceful, driving message of this book is clarified with many incidents and anecdotes, definitions of communist terms, key dates and a list of international communist organisations and publications, which illustrated the communist Trojan Horse in action. It concretely outlines what could be done, at the time, to combat the evils of this “false religion” of communism, so that people could stay free. At the time, considered to be an important book. With Glossary, Bibliog. of Major Communist "Classics", Appendices and Index. 374pp. 8vo. h/back. FLAT SIGNED BY J. EDGAR HOOVER. Lightly browned edges, small split to head of sp., sl. wear to tail o/w Vg. A scarce, signed 1st edn.

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