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review Freedom's Detective The Secret Service the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror 103 Charles Lane ☆ 3 download summary ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Charles Lane Us the KKK was bornAfter the first political assassination carried out by the Klan Washington power brokers looked for help in breaking the growing movement They found it in Hiram C Whitley He became head of the Secret Service which had previously focused on catching counterfeiters and was at the time the government’s only intelligence organization Whitley and his agents led the covert war against the nascent KKK and were the first to use undercover wo. This is a history book that is pretending to read like a novel The subject of the book is Hiram C Whitley a man of few morals who takes on the Ku Klux Klan The elements of general history are interesting but it is hard to get interested in anything related to Whitley He does not rise to the level of a hero of the Secret Service and the writing is too dry keep the readers attention

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review Freedom's Detective The Secret Service the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror 103 Charles Lane ☆ 3 download summary ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Charles Lane Rk in mass crime what we now call terrorism investigationsLike many spymasters before and since Whitley also had a dark side His penchant for skulduggery and dirty tricks ultimately led to his involvement in a conspiracy that would bring an end to his career and transform the Secret ServicePopulated by intriguing historical characters from President Grant to brave Southerners both black and white who stood up to the Klan and told in a brisk narrative sty. In The War Before the War Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco I posited what that actually purpose of writing a history should be I believe that great historical works should be a reflection of the times that we live in and basically should be the embodiment of the old adage those who don t learn from the past are bound to repeat itSo how does Charles Lane s Freedom s Detective The Secret Service the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America s First War on Terror work if we accept my conceit of how a history should work From the title it seems like Lane wants to show us a mirror into our times invoking the term War on Terror creates specific connotations but whereas the current War on Terror invokes a vis

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review Freedom's Detective The Secret Service the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America's First War on Terror 103 Charles Lane ☆ 3 download summary ¸ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Charles Lane Freedom’s Detective reveals the untold story of the Reconstruction era United States Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan through the career of its controversial chief Hiram C WhitleIn the years following the Civil War a new battle began Newly freed African American men had gained their voting rights and would soon have a chance to transform Southern politics Former Confederates and other white supremacists mobilized to stop them Th. Freedom s Detective The Secret Service The Ku Klux Klan and The Man Who Masterminded America s First War on Terror takes us on a sobering journey through American history to witness the advent of the world of counterfeiting the rise of the Ku Klux Klan George W Ashburn s murder and the politicians that helped both try and cover it up and then bribed and bought off people to help the murderer s go free and the daring struggle of a detective and the forming of the secret service willing to uncover and expose those responsible at whatever cost This is a well researched captivating read of the ins and outs of the Secret Service and of Hiram C Whitley at its helm during Reconstruction The author s writing style made for an easy read easy to understand and follow and the illustra