Don't Shoot! We're Republicans!: Memoirs of the FBI Agent Who Did Things His Way [NOOK Book]

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The days of J. Edgar Hoover, has been carefully crafted as being polite, clean shaven young men and pleasantly smiling women whose hallmarks are polite words and good manners. Author Jack Owens goes behind that facade and shares the human side of the FBI. With a breezy sweep of the 30 years of his life as a Special Agent, Owens, with his remarkable wit, introduces the reader to a new type of FBI Agent- one who could appreciate the irony and humor of life and laughed and "cussed," yes "cussed", as he met those ...
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Overview

The days of J. Edgar Hoover, has been carefully crafted as being polite, clean shaven young men and pleasantly smiling women whose hallmarks are polite words and good manners. Author Jack Owens goes behind that facade and shares the human side of the FBI. With a breezy sweep of the 30 years of his life as a Special Agent, Owens, with his remarkable wit, introduces the reader to a new type of FBI Agent- one who could appreciate the irony and humor of life and laughed and "cussed," yes "cussed", as he met those ironies and idiosyncrasies in the field in Alabama. Owens' shares his unique perspective with the reader from his early days as an FBI trainee through chasing spies, terrorists and assorted "bad guys," putting down a prison riot and setting up roadblocks for desperadoes where, occasionally, he encountered some good people too.
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Writer and former FBI special agent Owens recounts 30 years as a G-man in this funny, thought-provoking memoir. Fresh out of law school, Owens signed on with J. Edgar Hoover's all-white, all-male bureau in 1969. Presenting his work as a series of telling anecdotes, Owens often finds the comedy in his job (the standard punchline involves surprisingly easy-to-find fugitives) as well as the thrills, such as a stint with the FBI SWAT team, putting down a 1987 Atlanta prison riot started in part by Cuban inmates formerly held in Castro's prisons (a '94 riot followed in Alabama). Along with the tedium, ironies and tragedies of his decades in the field, Owens also details his work on one of the most shocking cases in U.S. criminal history, the Atlanta child murders in the early '80s. With a vet's cogent perspective, Owens produces a compelling and well-rounded retrospective of a life in criminal enforcement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933909660
  • Publisher: History Publishing Company, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 423,545
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

An FBI Agent for 30 years in Alabama, Jack Owens is a published author. His work has appeared in Atlantic Monthly and Alabama Heritage.Being media savvy, Owens has developed a reputation for sharp witted humor. On CBS' "Big Brother 4" he was on for 36 consecutive episodes and was voted most popular on the show.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue 1

Part 1

Chapter 1 Origins 7

Chapter 2 Beginners 11

Chapter 3 Basic Training 15

Chapter 4 Hogan's Alley 25

Chapter 5 Graduation 27

Part 2

Chapter 6 Denver 31

Chapter 7 Learning the Ropes 35

Chapter 8 Softball 43

Chapter 9 A Real Pro 45

Chapter 10 Transferred 49

Part 3

Chapter 11 Birmingham 55

Chapter 12 Motivation 61

Chapter 13 J. Edgar Hoover 71

Chapter 14 Big Shoes to Fill 81

Part 1 L. Patrick Gray 81

Part 2 Clarence Kelley 83

Chapter 15 The Young and the Restless 87

Part 1 Doing Foolish Things 87

Part 2 Volkswagen Arrest 93

Chapter 16 Crime Resistance 101

Chapter 17 The Atlanta Child Murders 109

Chapter 18 William H. Webster 121

Chapter 19 A Perfect Moment in an Imperfect World 129

Chapter 20 Don't Shoot! We're Republicans! 131

Chapter 21 And Then Came Molly 135

Chapter 22 Foreign Counterintelligence 139

Part 4

Chapter 23 Headlights 157

Chapter 24 Area Code 215 165

Chapter 25 Prison Hymn 171

Chapter 26 William S. Sessions 181

Chapter 27 Lincoln Grant 187

Chapter 27 Assassination of a Federal Judge 191

Chapter 28 Louis J. Freeh 203

Chapter 30 Colin Powell 209

Chapter 31 Talladega Uprising 213

Chapter 32 Dogcatchers 221

Chapter 33 Beer for Breakfast 225

Chapter 34 Losing the Recruiting Wars 229

Part 5

Chapter 35 Hitting the Wall 233

Chapter 36 Retirement 241

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Suprisingly Good Memior

    The only reason that I first considered buying this book was because Jack Owens was at my local B&N. After talking with him for I while, I decided to buy his book because he was a really engaging and interesting person. His book was surprisingly good. The blend of humorous anecdotes and real life accounts compounds into a very good read. I highly recommend it.

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