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The Listeners

A History of Wiretapping in the United States

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674249288

Publication Date: 03/22/2022

Academic Trade

368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 photos


  • Introduction: The Ballad of D. C. Williams
  • I. Dirty Business
    • 1. Stolen Signals and Whispering Wires
    • 2. Detective Burns Goes to Washington
    • 3. To Intercept and Divulge
    • 4. The Wiretapper’s Nest
  • II. The Bug in the Martini Olive
    • 5. Eavesdroppers
    • 6. Tapping God’s Telephone
  • III. The Listening Age
    • 7. Title III
    • 8. Big Brother, Where Art Thou?
    • 9. Limited Assistance Necessary
    • 10. Off the Wire
  • Epilogue: King’s Call, Hoover’s Tap
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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