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Very special agents : the inside story of America's most controversial law enforcement agency--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Author: Jim Moore
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st Illinois edView all editions and formats
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From Chicago's Al Capone to Waco's David Koresh, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has taken on America's most ruthless criminals and single-minded fanatics. This title delivers the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moore, Jim, 1935-
Very special agents.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2001
(OCoLC)652248859
Named Person: Jim Moore; Jim Moore
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Moore
ISBN: 0252027116 9780252027116 0252070259 9780252070259
OCLC Number: 47056310
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pocket Books, 1997.
Description: xv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 It Was in the Bleak December 1 --
2 Three Detectives 16 --
3 Gentlemen Don't Boast 31 --
4 End of a Hundred-Year War 51 --
5 New Battlefields 65 --
6 New Ammunition for the Government Gun 79 --
7 Attacking Terrorism 93 --
8 Underworld Armorers 108 --
9 "Unsolvable Crimes" 122 --
10 Ladies and Gentlemen in White Coats 134 --
11 The Birth of a Bureau 142 --
12 Strike Force 154 --
13 Significant Criminals 177 --
14 Fire 193 --
15 The Circus 208 --
16 The Spring of '81 218 --
17 A Wonderful Plan to Kill ATF 234 --
18 The Un-Terrorists 244 --
19 Deja Vu 278 --
20 Waco 285 --
21 Fallout 308.
Responsibility: James Moore.

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"A straight-on, behind-the-scenes look at one of the most effective federal agencies, told by a veteran ATF agent with 25 years' experience chasing mobsters, contract killers, hate groups, and Read more...

 
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