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John Lennon and the FBI Files

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Once the Beatles split up, John Lennon found time to explore his strong political activist side. Moving to New York City, he and wife Yoko One befriended a host of activists and writers with a variety of agendas, encouraging and supporting them to such an extent that the FBI took notice. What followed was an escalating, and often bizarre, series of harassments--apartment ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 10th 2003 by Sanctuary Publishing (first published December 2003)
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Megan
Sep 16, 2007 Megan rated it really liked it
Very interesting as if focuses more on the FBI in the 60's in general than the actual file kept on Lennon (some of which is still classified as it may contain information that could cause a security problem if leaked!?!)
Pete daPixie
1.50p off the shelf from one of my local second hand book shops. If marks out of ten for this, I would say five. 'John Lennon & the FBI Files' from Phil Strongman and Alan Parker seems to be a somewhat misleading title. Although there are quotes throughout the text, this book does not reveal FBI documentation in the way that Professor Wiener's similarly titled 'Gimme Some Truth-The John Lennon FBI Files' does.
However, having said that, it does follow my own main interest in exploring the str
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Claire
Jul 26, 2011 Claire added it
This really is a fascinating book, which puts the events of the sixties and seventies neatly into its political context, and makes some very plausible points about Lennon's assassin, Mark Chapman, linking him to Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, and James Earl Ray (the major 'political assassins' of the era), and is factually pretty spot on about Lennon's life - but I have one rather large problem with it. It's all very well to make convincing assumptions and hypotheses about CIA conspiracies ...more
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