The Secrets of the FBI

Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Secrets of the FBI
Random House, Inc.

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.

Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how the FBI caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst and how the FBI breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught.

From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets.

& Taylor

The award-winning journalist and author of In the President's Secret Service draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307719693
Branch Call Number: 363.2509 K
Characteristics: 296 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.


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Aug 28, 2014

This has been a great read! It was nice to get the behind the scene look at our government leaders and wives(Hillary). Thank you Ronald Kessler!

Jul 05, 2012
  • tocch101 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nice and interesting. I'm glad I got to hear a little more about what this agency does. Well written.

Nov 21, 2011
  • nutty7688 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book to read, full of alot of information

Oct 17, 2011
  • Magnifico1969 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book goes through the beginings of the FBI and what their original purpose went from reacting to crime to prevention of terrorism and proactive methods. There has only been 5 directors since it's inception and to me it seems that only 2 of them were really good. I especially like the part of the book in which an actual "secret" about their tactical operations unit was revealed. For those interested in how law enforcement works on the national level, a truly informative read.

Sep 30, 2011
  • jwt0427 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting book.


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