The Glass House Tapes. Louis Tackwood, Citizens Research, Investigation Committee, Mae Brussell, Donald Freed.
The Glass House Tapes
The Glass House Tapes
The Glass House Tapes
The Glass House Tapes

The Glass House Tapes

New York: Avon, 1973.

First edition. Signed by Louis Tackwood on the front free endpaper. 284, (4) pp. Illustrated wraps, red edges. Very Good+ with tiny chip to foot, front cover hinge a little overopened. Wraps printed slightly off-center. A rare signature as Tackwood quickly faded from the spotlight after this book was published and thereafter did not make public appearances.

One of the high spots of political cynicism in the Watergate era was this long out-of-print memoir by a former Los Angeles Police Department informant. He outlined a career of infiltrating and setting up the Black Panthers and other leftists as an agent provocateur, contradicting the rosier and more simplistic narratives of most other contemporary radical authors. Among the CRIC members who worked with Tackwood on this book were author Donald Freed and conspiracy radio host Mae Brussell. The LAPD would eventually attempt to use Tackwood to testify against them as well, as is recounted in Mumia Abu Jamal's 2008 book We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party. Item #140938252

Price: $500.00