Days of Rage - America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence-logo

Days of Rage - America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

Bryan Burrough

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government. The FBI's response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough's Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them "nice middle-class kids," smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners-radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice-often with disastrous consequences. Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, Days of Rage is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and m

From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government. The FBI's response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough's Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them "nice middle-class kids," smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners-radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice-often with disastrous consequences. Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, Days of Rage is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and m
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From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government. The FBI's response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough's Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just forty years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them "nice middle-class kids," smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners-radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice-often with disastrous consequences. Benefiting from the extraordinary number of people from the underground and the FBI who speak about their experiences for the first time, Days of Rage is filled with revelations and fresh details about the major revolutionaries and their connections and about the FBI and its desperate efforts to make the bombings stop. The result is a mesmerizing book that takes us into the hearts and m

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Porter

Length:

22h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:40


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:35


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:04


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:58


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:35


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:25


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:37


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:32


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:55


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:03


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:10


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:32


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:42


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:31


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:45


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:27


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:33


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:01


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:53


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:11


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:49


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:29


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:25


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:17


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:22


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:50


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:05


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:43


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:08


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:18


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:08


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:15


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:18


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:57


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:54


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

02:49


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:29


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:56


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:06


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:47


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:59


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:20


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:32


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:39


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:55


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:30


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:56


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:07


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:47


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:21


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:38


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:31


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:32


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:42


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:25


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:49


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:16


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:34


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:08


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:00


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:41


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:58


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:46


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:53


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:30


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:36


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:38


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

08:55


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:39


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:48


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:16


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:48


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:30


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:35


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:45


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:42


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:50


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:25


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:40


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:37


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:30


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:55


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:58


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:43


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

02:38


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:51


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:37


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:31


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

07:21


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:02


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

08:14


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

08:57


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:26


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:06


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:09


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:22


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:53


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

06:34


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

02:26


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

05:41

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