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In the cross fire : a political history of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Author: William J Vizzard
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1997.
Series: Explorations in public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A twenty-seven year veteran of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms discusses the creation, history, and structure of the ATF, the turmoil over Waco, and the prospects and problems that lie in the future.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Vizzard
ISBN: 1555876714 9781555876715
OCLC Number: 35830980
Description: xi, 228 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Origins --
2. Law and Jurisdiction --
3. A Radical Change in Mission --
4. The Quiet Years --
5. Centralization --
6. Mergers and Reorganizations --
7. Recovery --
8. Managing the Good Times --
9. Preludes to Waco --
10. Clouds on the Horizon --
11. Changing Political Stakes --
12. Waco --
13. The Aftermath --
14. An Uncertain Future.
Series Title: Explorations in public policy.
Responsibility: William J. Vizzard.

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William Vizzard draws on his 27 years of insider experience as a special agent and manager in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to trace its creation, structure, and historical  Read more...

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