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Power to destroy : the political uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon

Author: John A Andrew
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the political abuse of the IRS under the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. It discusses how political influence has corrupted the IRS and how the agency's own crusade for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Andrew, John A.
Power to destroy.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2002
(OCoLC)654407082
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Andrew
ISBN: 1566634520 9781566634526
OCLC Number: 49355885
Description: viii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The early 1960s: a new role for the IRS? --
The ideological organizations project --
Prime target: Billy James Hargis and the Christian crusade --
The ideological organizations project: lessons learned --
Foundations, politics, and Wright Patman --
Robber barons and spies --
Foundations: the continuing struggle --
Politics, two-way mirrors, and wiretaps in the Johnson years --
Jimmy Hoffa, Senator Long, and the IRS --
The Nixon years: tawdry tales and tattered principles --
The enemies list --
Dangerous relationships: The Rebozo-Hughes-O'Brien connection --
The special service staff: an IRS enemies list --
The SSS: in the trenches and under fire --
Operation leprechaun: sex and politics in south Florida.
Responsibility: John A. Andrew III.
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