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Bureau : Secret History of the FBI

Bureau : Secret History of the FBI - 03 edition

Bureau : Secret History of the FBI - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780312989774

ISBN10: 0312989776

Bureau : Secret History of the FBI by Ronald Kessler - ISBN 9780312989774
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No
Bureau : Secret History of the FBI by Ronald Kessler - ISBN 9780312989774

ISBN13: 9780312989774

ISBN10: 0312989776

Edition: 03

Summary

No institution is as critically important to America's security. No American institution is as controversial. And, after the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no institution is as powerful. Yet until now, no book has presented the full story of the FBI from its beginnings in 1908 to the present...

The Bureau
The Secret History of the FBI

Based on exclusive interviews-including the first interview with Robert Mueller since his nomination as director-The Bureau reveals why the FBI was unprepared for the attacks of September 11 and how the FBI is combating terrorism today. The book answers such questions as: Why did the FBI know nothing useful about al-Qaeda before September 11? What is really behind the FBI's more aggressive investigative approaches that have raised civil liberties concerns? What does the FBI think of improvements in airline security? How safe does the FBI think America really is?

An Award-winning investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author of Inside the White House, Ronald Kessler answers these questions and presents the definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Bureau reveals startling new information-from J. Edgar Hoover's blackmailing of Congress to the investigation of the September 11th attacks.