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The Resource Baseless : my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, Nicholson Baker

Baseless : my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, Nicholson Baker

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Baseless : my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
Title
Baseless
Title remainder
my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
Statement of responsibility
Nicholson Baker
Title variation
My search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ten years into researching a book about the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, Nicholson Baker was frustrated and disheartened. In the course of his research, he had become deeply disillusioned with the process of FOIA requests. He has been forced to wait years in some cases, while other requests have been answered only with documents rendered inscrutable, or even illegible, by copious redactions. Rather than wait forever, with his head full of secrets about government atrocities committed by his own country, Baker sets out to keep a personal journal of his obstructed research instead. He begins documenting his correspondence with the government administrators who are charged with responding to, and thus stymying, his requests. The result is one of the most original and daring works of nonfiction in recent memory, a singular and mesmerizing narrative into the history of some of the darkest and most shameful secrets of the CIA and US government--all willfully concealed to some degree despite the existence of the so-called Freedom of Information Act. The result is an astonishing and utterly disarming story about waiting, bureaucracy, the horrors of war, and, above all, the deadly secrets the United States government keeps from its citizens"--
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Baker, Nicholson
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358/.3880973
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Biological weapons
  • Biological warfare
  • Intelligence service
  • United States.
  • Official secrets
  • Government information
  • Cold War
Label
Baseless : my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, Nicholson Baker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-434) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019043384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 450 pages
Isbn
9780735215757
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2019043384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Baseless : my search for secrets in the ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, Nicholson Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2019043384
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 450 pages
Isbn
9780735215757
Isbn Type
;
Lccn
2019043384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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