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The FBI : a comprehensive reference guide

Author: Athan G Theoharis
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since 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  Read more...
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Theoharis, Athan G.
FBI.
Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1999
(DLC) 98026642
(OCoLC)39210202
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Athan G Theoharis
ISBN: 0585098719 9780585098715 9780897749916 089774991X 1573569380 9781573569385
OCLC Number: 42330983
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 409 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Brief history --
Notable cases --
Controversies and issues --
FBI oversight and liaison relationships --
Traditions and culture --
Organization and day-to-day activities --
Buildings and physical plant --
The FBI in American popular culture --
Biographies --
Chronology of key events.
Responsibility: [written and] edited by Athan G. Theoharis with Tony G. Poveda, Susan Rosenfeld, Richard Gid Powers.

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From the Palmer Raids to the McCarthy era, to ABSCAM and Waco, the FBI has been enmeshed in controversy since its creation. But how did the bureau that began with a modest 34 investigators in 1908  Read more...

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