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  • Days of Rage

  • America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence
  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing treatment of tough history

  • By Steven on 05-13-15

Great book on a little-discussed chapter of American culture

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-15

Great book on the after effects of the 60s movements with which we are so familiar.
Great book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Perfect Kill

  • 21 Laws for Assassins
  • By: Robert B. Baer
  • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Assassination has been dramatized by literature and politicized by infamous murders throughout history, and for Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, it's a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kill the King, Don't Slap Him

  • By Mike on 01-06-15

Really great!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-15

Baer is full of anecdotes, history, and life experiences from his work at the CIA. Brilliant book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful