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Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs

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Valentine continues his accounts of US history by detailing the activity of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the county's first drug law enforcement agency, from 1930 to 1968 when it was superseded by the elaborate war on drugs. A persistent theme is the tension between stopping drugs and national security when the agency found the FBI and CIA engaged in drug trafficking. He draws on documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with every agent from the era still alive. ...
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Valentine continues his accounts of US history by detailing the activity of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the county's first drug law enforcement agency, from 1930 to 1968 when it was superseded by the elaborate war on drugs. A persistent theme is the tension between stopping drugs and national security when the agency found the FBI and CIA engaged in drug trafficking. He draws on documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act and interviews with every agent from the era still alive. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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“A thoroughly engrossing, thoroughly researched and thoroughly appalling look at what’s really behind our ill-fated ‘War on Drugs.’ If the history presented here is any model for the future, our grandchildren (and theirs) will be locked into the same hopeless position in which we find ourselves today: war without end.”—Gary Webb

The Strength of the Wolf is a remarkable early history of America’s war on drugs, as well as the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ war against the mafia—long before J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI even acknowledged its existence. Doug Valentine has performed an admirable and important public service by pulling all of this information together.”—Dan Moldea

The Strength of the Wolf is a ground-breaking work of investigative reporting that kept me up half the night. An expose of the never-ending lap-dance between organized crime and the national security establishment, Doug Valentine’s book is a torch held high in the labyrinths of America’s secret history.”—Jim Houghan

“A rollercoaster ride of a read! Douglas Valentine carries us from a brutal murder in a New York hotel room to a squalid CIA power grab forty years later—by way of Lucky Luciano, Dallas, the jungles of Vietnam, and the apprenticeship of the Watergate burglars. A Herculean exploration of the dark world of drugs and law enforcement.”—Anthony Summers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844675647
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 10/19/2006
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,001,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.73 (h) x 1.41 (d)

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