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Bringing Down America: An FBI Informer with the Weathermen by  Larry GRATHWOHL - First Edition - 1976 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

Bringing Down America: An FBI Informer with the Weathermen

by GRATHWOHL, Larry

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New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Grathwol's cloak-and-dagger memoir of his days as a long-haired, anti-American militant secretly on the FBI payroll, offering a firsthand account of being recruited as a working-class student in Cinncinnatti, traveling to Chicago for the "Days of Rage," being a bouncer at the "War Council" in Flint, and life in the early days after going underground. His cover was blown after an arrest in New York, bringing his six-month adventure to an end. Decades later, Grathwohl alleged that Weather leader Bill Ayers told him that Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn had personally carried out a February 1970 bombing that killed a San Francisco police officer. Uncommon. Octavo (23.5cm); black pebbled paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in light blue foil on spine; dustjacket; 191pp; illus. Spine ends gently nudged, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with only some trivial shelfwear to note.




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