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Publisher Comments:

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Review:

"Kessler's exploration of the FBI provides a collection of revealing information, amusing anecdotes, and curious agency tactics. From its inception under J. Edgar Hoover to its restructuring after 9/11, the FBI has evolved, and this book explores both the good and bad aspects of the agency's transformations. Some of Kessler's revelations are already common knowledge (e.g., Hoover's sexual tendencies), while other information (e.g., the FBI war on Chinese cyberespionage) may prove surprising to listeners. Michael Bybee's deep, resonant narration easily captures listener attention, although his strong voice and authoritative style echo that of a government agent. More importantly, however, Bybee avoids judgment. His reading of Kessler's work — as well as his rendition of quotations from a variety of sources — remains clear and impartial, which, considering the disturbing nature of some of the material, is all the more impressive. A Crown hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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About the Author

RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War. A former reporter for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, he has won sixteen journalism awards. Kessler lives in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife, Pamela.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307914255
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
General Current Events
Author:
Kessler, Ronald
Author:
Bybee, Michael
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Subject:
FBI
Edition Description:
Seven CD
Publication Date:
20110802
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.93 x 5.07 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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Product details pages Random House Audio - English 9780307914255 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Kessler's exploration of the FBI provides a collection of revealing information, amusing anecdotes, and curious agency tactics. From its inception under J. Edgar Hoover to its restructuring after 9/11, the FBI has evolved, and this book explores both the good and bad aspects of the agency's transformations. Some of Kessler's revelations are already common knowledge (e.g., Hoover's sexual tendencies), while other information (e.g., the FBI war on Chinese cyberespionage) may prove surprising to listeners. Michael Bybee's deep, resonant narration easily captures listener attention, although his strong voice and authoritative style echo that of a government agent. More importantly, however, Bybee avoids judgment. His reading of Kessler's work — as well as his rendition of quotations from a variety of sources — remains clear and impartial, which, considering the disturbing nature of some of the material, is all the more impressive. A Crown hardcover." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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