Books by Athan Theoharis

Released: Sept. 28, 2007

"An important, provocative book, sure to be widely discussed."
Award-winning FBI historian Theoharis (The FBI and American Democracy, 2004, etc.) brings a unique perspective to the question of how and why the intelligence community failed to uncover the 9/11 terrorists and prevent the attack. Read full book review >
Released: April 5, 2002

"A fine debunking of the expertise of law enforcement authorities."
The author of J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime (1995) turns his attention here to the FBI chief's political attitudes, making him look like Don Quixote: correct somehow, but ultimately chasing windmills. Read full book review >
Released: March 10, 1995

"Students of history and policy should pay heed."
A trenchant deconstruction of much-ballyhooed revelations (in Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, by Anthony Summers, 1993) that longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover was gay—plus an analysis of Hoover's policies toward sex and crime. Read full book review >