The FBI Encyclopedia

The FBI Encyclopedia

by Michael Newton
     
 

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), America's most famous law enforcement agency, was established about 90 years ago. This encyclopedia presents entries on a range of topics related to the FBI, including biographical sketches of those on both sides of the law, cases and investigations, FBI programs, and organizations targeted for surveillance. The book begins… See more details below

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), America's most famous law enforcement agency, was established about 90 years ago. This encyclopedia presents entries on a range of topics related to the FBI, including biographical sketches of those on both sides of the law, cases and investigations, FBI programs, and organizations targeted for surveillance. The book begins with a brief overview of the FBI's origins and history, and includes a chronology, lists of agents and fugitives, and lists of films and radio and television series depicting the FBI. Newton has written other nonfiction titles. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The product of more than 40 years of research, this is Newton's third book dedicated solely to the FBI and the first ever published that presents the full scope of bureau history in an encyclopedia format. Spanning nearly 90 years and ranging from Robert William Abel to Louis Zukofsky, the entries include biographies, organizational histories, and legislative profiles as well as coverage of famous cases and FBI structure, programs, and procedures. The entries are both informative and interesting and include people and organizations targeted by the bureau. Among the significant people and events portrayed are John Dillinger, W.C. Fields, the JFK assassination, militia movements, Elvis Presley, Watergate, and the USA PATRIOT Act. This excellent reference tool will have great appeal to a wide audience, not just those with a special interest in criminal justice. Highly recommended.-Tim Delaney, SUNY at Oswego Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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"unique...recommended"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466207
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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