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WHO: Aaron Leonard
WHAT: Heavy Radicals Book Signing
WHEN: Thursday, January 28th, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: A Cappella Books

The Revolutionary Communist Party was the largest Maoist organization ever to arise in the US. From its beginnings, the group was the focus of J. Edgar Hoover and other top FBI officials for an unrelenting array of operations: informant penetration, setting organizations against each other, planting of phone taps and microphones in apartments, break-ins to steal membership lists, and much more. In Heavy Radicals: The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists authors Aaron Leonard and Conor Gallagher tell the history of the party, from its origins in the explosive year of 1968, its expansion into a national organization in the early 1970s, and its ultimate decline by the 1980s.

"To better understand the current state of domestic surveillance and political repression, from Occupy Wall Street to the Edward Snowden revelations, start with this little gem of a book."
--T.J. English, The Savage City and Havana Nocturne

Aaron Leonard is a writer and historian. He is a regular contributor to Truthout, Rabble.ca, the History News Network, PhysicsWorld, and Canadian Dimension magazine. His research interests focus on twentieth century US history, particularly Sixties history. He is also a veteran political activist who has participated and written on events ranging from protests by Iranian students aiming to depose the Shah in the late 1970s, the street actions in the wake of the torture of Abner Louima in 1996, to the wave of demonstrations surrounding the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. He has a B.A. in Social Science with a concentration in History, magna cum laude, from New York University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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