Don't Shoot! We're Republicans! a look at the FBI, how it really works, and how Bureau culture changes with each new Director, was authored by Jack Owens, a writer with a droll wit who took his work seriously but never himself. He presents his memoir of 30 years set against the drama and comedy of life. A smile inducing book in the prologue and Chapter One, it gets you laughing in Chapter Two and several times more in the fast moving chapters but there is very serious material too.
Working most of his years out of the Birmingham, Alabama office, Owens also worked undercover in counterintelligence in Washington DC, spent time on the FBI SWAT team in Birmingham and recruited women and minorities for the Bureau. Don’t Shoot! We’re Republicans! , the title drawn from an experience at a roadblock in rural Mississippi, is unique among the modern histories of the Bureau for it entertains while it informs giving it a distinctive place in the pantheon of FBI books. Owens has written for Atlantic Monthly, Alabama Heritage and other magazines. He was, also, a cast member of the CBS-TV reality show Big Brother for 36 episodes.
Don't Shoot We're Republicans. 9781933909677, trade paper at $16.95, will be published by Chronology Books, a new imprint of History Publishing Company. Publication date is August 15, 2009 and will be in bookstores nationally.
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