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qSince its inception in the early 20th century the Federal Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a dominant agency in the American judicial system. Within its 10 chapters, this source provides a comprehensive chronological history of and guide to the FBI that includes information about the facilities, the organizational structure, and biographies of key individuals. This reference source will not only please FBI enthusiasts, but it also serves as an excellent resource for those interested in U.S. history, criminal justices, and American culture. Also included is an extensive chronology of key events, a subject index, and an authoritative bibliography. Numerous photographs throughout the book illustrate the essays, along with graphs and tables. An excellent reference source for all librariesq.--qOutstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titlesq, American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.Every detail of the Lindbergh case was still so familiar that the audience would have recognized the reference to kidnapper ... By making the public enemies list an official Bureau document, the film made the FBI conform to the image created for it by the ... G-Men telescopes history by making the Kansas City Massacre the immediate cause of the war on crime and the laws that armed the FBI a year later.

Title:The FBI
Author:Athan G. Theoharis
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1999


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