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Louis Freeh led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1993 to 2001, through some of the most tumultuous times in its long history. This is the story of a life in law enforcement, and of one man's determined struggle to strengthen and reform the FBI while ensuring its freedom from political interference.

Bill Clinton called Freeh a "law enforcement legend" when he nominated him as FBI Director. The good feelings would not last. Going ...
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Overview

Louis Freeh led the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1993 to 2001, through some of the most tumultuous times in its long history. This is the story of a life in law enforcement, and of one man's determined struggle to strengthen and reform the FBI while ensuring its freedom from political interference.

Bill Clinton called Freeh a "law enforcement legend" when he nominated him as FBI Director. The good feelings would not last. Going toe-to-toe with his boss during the scandal-plagued '90s, Freeh fought hard to defend his agency from political interference and to protect America from the growing threat of international terrorism. When Clinton later called that appointment the worst one he had made as president, Freeh considered it "a badge of honor."

This is Freeh's entire story, from his Catholic upbringing in New Jersey to law school, the FBI training academy, his career as a US District attorney and as a federal judge, and finally his eight years as the nation's top cop. This is the definitive account of American law enforcement in the run-up to September 11. Freeh is clear-eyed, frank, the ultimate realist, and he offers resolute vision for the struggles ahead.
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Since J. Edgar Hoover, only one other FBI director served longer than Louis Freeh. In his eight years as Bureau head, Freeh dealt with the Oklahoma City terror bombing, the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, the suicide bombing of the USS Cole, the Unabomber case, the Robert Hanssen espionage case, and the Monica Lewinsky incident. In My FBI, he tells the story of his service and his battles with Bill Clinton, the president who appointed him.
Elsa Walsh
To understand the depth of Freeh's antipathy, consider this one anecdote: Sometime after he resigned in 2001, Freeh ran into the former White House counsel who had recommended Freeh for the job. The lawyer reported that Clinton had just complained to him that the worst advice the lawyer ever gave him was to appoint Freeh. "I wear it as a badge of honor," Freeh writes. And that's just the second chapter.
— The Washington Post
Library Journal
Freeh tells his story, from Catholic school to law school to U.S. district attorney to head of the FBI, where he battles his boss, Bill Clinton, and tries to make everyone wake up to the threat of terrorism. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786284559
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/12/2006
  • Series: Thorndike Biography Ser.
  • Edition description: Large Print Edition
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Enjoyable Reading

    Anyone with an interest in History, Politics, or Law Enforcement must read this one. Well written!

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