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As part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBIs) 100th anniversary they have put together the first comprehensive history of the FBI.
"The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008" traces the FBIs evolution over the past century from a makeshift band of 34 investigators to a full-fledged national security and intelligence agency with 30,000 special agents and specialized professionals working around the globe to protect the nation.
The book contains seven key chapters in FBI history, showing how the Bureau has been there for our country every step of the wayfrom World War I and the early days of terrorism to the gangster-driven crime wave of the 20s and 30s]from the anxious age of World War II and the Cold War to the turbulent 60s and its burgeoning civil rights movement]from the systemic corruption of the Watergate years to the rise of global terror and crime and the transformative post-9/11 era.
Readers will see the FBI take on a seemingly endless
This official coffee-table history of the FBI celebrates the agency’s 100th anniversary in July 2008. The book traces the FBI’s journey from fledgling startup to one of the most respected and recognized names in national security. It takes you on a walk through the seven key chapters in FBI history—the early formative period; the gangster-driven crime wave of the ‘20s and ‘30s; the anxious age of World War II and the Cold War; the turbulent ‘60s and its burgeoning civil rights movement; the systemic corruption of the Watergate years; the rise of global terror and crime; and the post 9/11 era. The book includes extensive photographs, including never-before-seen pictures from the FBI files.