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The Resource Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin

Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin

Label
Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers
Title
Dangerous friendship
Title remainder
Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers
Statement of responsibility
Ben Kamin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The product of long-concealed FBI surveillance documents, Dangerous Friendship chronicles a history of Martin Luther King Jr. that the government kept secret from the public for years. The book reveals the story of Stanley Levison, a well-known figure in the Communist Party-USA, who became one of King's closest friends and, effectively, his most trusted adviser. Levison, a Jewish attorney and businessman, became King's pro bono ghostwriter, accountant, fundraiser, and legal adviser. This friendship, however, created many complications for both men. Because of Levison's former ties to the Communist Party, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover launched an obsessive campaign, wiretapping, tracking, and photographing Levison relentlessly. By association, King was labeled as "a Communist and subversive," prompting then-attorney general Robert F. Kennedy to authorize secret surveillance of the civil rights leader. It was this effort that revealed King's sexual philandering and furthered a breakdown of trust between King, Robert F. Kennedy, and eventually President John F. Kennedy. With stunning revelations, this book exposes both the general attitude of the U.S. government toward the privacy rights of American citizens during those difficult years as well as the extent to which King, Levison, and many other freedom workers were hounded by people at the very top of the U.S. security establishment
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamin, Ben
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Levison, Stanley D
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Levison, Stanley D
  • Communists
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Communists
  • Friendship
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Communists -- United States -- Biography
  • King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Friends and associates
  • Levison, Stanley D., -- 1912-1979
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963
Label
Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cousin Stanley -- A walk in the Rose Garden -- From far Rockaway to Montgomery -- The Communist -- In friendship -- Harry Belafonte, Janet Levison, and a totally different "Kennedy" -- A stabbing in Harlem -- Stanley knew better -- Senator Kennedy is calling -- Martin, Stanley, and Clarence -- I am not now and have never been a member of the Communist Party -- I have a dream today -- The same thing is going to happen to me -- Lyndon Johnson, ping-pong, and Bobby's transformation -- Selma, Vietnam, and the gathering shadows -- Bobby prays in Indianapolis; Stanley weeps in Atlanta -- Afterword: negroes will not return to passivity
Control code
ocn878130613
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3338355
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6xt3j7
  • 724a56de-a983-4e50-8568-b56cec383bd9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878130613
Label
Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cousin Stanley -- A walk in the Rose Garden -- From far Rockaway to Montgomery -- The Communist -- In friendship -- Harry Belafonte, Janet Levison, and a totally different "Kennedy" -- A stabbing in Harlem -- Stanley knew better -- Senator Kennedy is calling -- Martin, Stanley, and Clarence -- I am not now and have never been a member of the Communist Party -- I have a dream today -- The same thing is going to happen to me -- Lyndon Johnson, ping-pong, and Bobby's transformation -- Selma, Vietnam, and the gathering shadows -- Bobby prays in Indianapolis; Stanley weeps in Atlanta -- Afterword: negroes will not return to passivity
Control code
ocn878130613
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609174163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc3338355
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt6xt3j7
  • 724a56de-a983-4e50-8568-b56cec383bd9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878130613

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