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Historian Jon Wiener

Wiener spent 14 years fighting to gain access to the FBIs secret files on John Lennon. Wieners Freedom of Information case went all the way to the Supreme Court before the FBI decided to settle. His book Gimme Some Truth outlines and reproduces the most important pages of the file, revealing that the Nixon administration plotted to deport Lennon in 1972 and silence him as a voice of the anti-war movement. Wiener is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, and also author of Come Together: John Lennon and His Time.

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