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Author Holland, Max

Title Leak : why Mark Felt became Deep Throat / Max Holland
Published Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Global Cultural Studies
Contents A forced departure : May 1973 -- The "war of the FBI succession" : 1969-1972 -- Felt's private COINTELPRO : June 1972 -- To leak or not to leak? : July 1972 -- Special Agent Woodward : August 1972 -- Retracing the bureau's steps : August-October 1972 -- Richard Nixon's own "Deep Throat" : October 1972 -- "A claque of ambitious men" : November 1972-January 1973 -- The safe choice : February 1973 -- Gray self-destructs : March-May 1973 -- The making of Deep Throat : 1973-1981 -- Epilogue : 1982-2011
Summary This book reveals in detail what truly motivated Mark Felt, the FBI's number-two executive, to become the most fabled secret source in American history. The book showcases the many twists and turns to Felt's story that are not widely known, revealing not a selfless official acting out of altruistic patriotism, but rather a career bureaucrat with his own private agenda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Felt, W. Mark, 1913-2008.
Felt, W. Mark, 1913-2008 fast
Subject United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Officials and employees -- Biography
SUBJECT United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation fast
Subject Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 -- Biography
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011046025
ISBN 9780700619733