The Einstein File

J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist

Fred Jerome

St. Martin's Griffin

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From the moment of Albert Einstein's arrival in the United States in l933, the year of the Nazis' ascent to power in Germany, until his death in l955, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, assisted by several other federal agencies, began feverishly collecting "derogatory information" in an effort to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and destroy his reputation. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Fred Jerome tells the story in depth of that anti-Einstein campaign, why and how the campaign originated, and provides the first detailed picture of Einstein's little-known political activism. The Einstein File not only reveals a little-known aspect of Einstein's considerable social and humanitarian concerns, but underscores the dangers that can arise to the American republic and the rule of law in times of obsession with national security.

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"A highly readable book---investigative journalism that qualifies as academic history. It is also scary."
---Harper's Magazine

"The Einstein File is a frightening look at a dark past, hopefully gone forever. It also reestablishes Einstein as a committed social activist, antiracist, antiwar critic of capitalism, whose daring extended beyond mathematics."
---Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman

"Meticulously researched and beautifully written, The Einstein File details a bleak chapter in this nation's history, when a rogue elephant FBI rode roughshod over civil liberties, including the rights and privacy of one of the world's great scientists. As the "war on terrorism" begins to resemble the "war on communism," Fred Jerome's highly informative book sounds a profoundly cautionary note."
---Gerald Horne, author of Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois

"A well-written, provocative book that could---and should---alter the ways Hoover and Einstein are viewed."
---Denver Post

"Vivid and engrossing.... Everybody interested in American history should read it."
---Frederic Golden, former science editor of Time

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Fred Jerome

Fred Jerome is senior consultant to the Gene Media Forum, Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University. His articles and op-ed pieces have appeared in many publications including Newsweek and the New York Times. As a reporter in the South during the early 1960s, he covered the exploding Civil Rights movement, and has taught journalism at Columbia and New York University. He is currently teaching a course at The New School titled "Scientists and Rebels." He invented the Media Resource Service in 1980, a widely acclaimed telephone referral service putting thousands of journalists in touch with scientists.

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The Einstein File
J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist
Fred Jerome

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312316099
ISBN10: 0312316097
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs
$22.99

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St. Martin's Press
June 2003
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ISBN: 9781429975889
ISBN10: 1429975881
384 pages
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