The Last Honest Man: How Frank Church Fought the CIA, the Mafia, J. Edgar Hoover, and the National Security State

The Last Honest Man: How Frank Church Fought the CIA, the Mafia, J. Edgar Hoover, and the National Security State

By:  James Risen

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Witnesses were mysteriously murdered. The FBI, NSA, CIA, and even the IRS were on the warpath. It was 1975, and one little-known Senator stood almost alone in the face of extraordinary abuses of power.

For decades now, America’s national security state has grown ever bigger, ever more secretive and powerful, and ever more abusive. Only once did someone manage to put a stop to any of it.

In The Last Honest Man, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter James Risen tells the dramatic story of the unlikely hero who stood against the security state. Senator Frank Church of Idaho was a hardworking, upstanding Democrat who hadn’t made much of himself in Congress. But in the wake of Watergate, he was suddenly tasked with investigating abuses of power in the intelligence community. The truth that Church exposed—from government ties to the mafia, to covert coups in South America, to the surveillance of everyday Americans—would shake the nation at its core. Based on dozens of interviews and hundreds of newly declassified documents, The Last Honest Man tells the gripping, untold story of truth and integrity standing against unchecked power—and winning.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328879950

  • ISBN-10: 132887995X

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $30.00

  • Publication Date: 06/21/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

James Risen
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James Risen

JAMES RISEN is Senior National Security Correspondent for The Intercept. Previously, during two decades as a New York Times reporter, Risen won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his stories about the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, and he was a member of the reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting for coverage of the September 11 attacks and terrorism. Among his bestselling books are State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration and Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War.
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Available Resources

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328879950

  • ISBN-10: 132887995X

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $30.00

  • Publication Date: 06/21/2022

  • Carton Quantity: 12

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