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The bombs were perfect. The metal he'd so painstakingly cast glimmered in the dim light of the cabin. The hickory wood on the flipper switch was smooth and well shaped. The chemical compound had been perfected, and the target selected. All that remained was to wrap them in heavy paper and add the addresses and the stamps. After a hiatus of over six years from his deadly mission, he was ready to remind them –all of them, all the unconscious drones in the technological nightmare the country had become –that he was still here, still dangerous, still watching them. And so worked the dark mind of the most elusive man in the history of the FBI. For sixteen years he stayed ahead of them. The old techniques in the Bureau just didn't work any more, at least for this kind of mind. It was time to change the rules and time to find the right type of people to change them. The book written by the people who changed the rules on the run takes you on the chase for the dark minds of Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber and Eric Rudolph. Dr. Puckett, the clinical psychologist who played such a vital role in the capture of those men also peers into the mind of Timothy McVeigh to provide an analysis to better understand the mindset of the domestic terrorist.

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The authors both served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's UNABOM task force. In this work, they present an insider's account of the hunt for Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, whose eventual capture they credit to "significant and dedicated psychological and behavioral support, combined with an innovative and often nontraditional management approach that is unusual in enforcement." They also discuss related cases in which they were involved, including the search for Eric Rudolph, the Christian terrorist who planted bombs at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A two part book on domestic terrorism Part one is an inside look at FBI operations in its most complex investigation, that of Ted Kaczynski the Unabomber. After sixteen years of traditional forensic investigation resulting in disappointing dead-ends the FBI brought in the authors from counterintelligence and they quickly moved from traditional methods to implementing psychological techniques which resulted in the capture of Kaczynski in just twenty four months. Interesting insights on the FBI's use of the print media to help in its investigation and also contending with the broadcast media's threat to undermine the investigation in its final moments.Part Two deals with the lessons learned in the investigation and how they apply to international terrorism. Includes a recently declassified and not-previously published psychological study of the top ten domestic terrorists.

About the Author

Terry Turchie is a recipient of the FBI Director's Award as well as the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service. He is currently the Director for Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism for the University of California at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and speaks to hundreds of corporate and law enforcement groups based on his knowledge of how to solve complex terrorism cases. Dr. Puckett provides behavioral threat assessment consultation to international corporations and governmental security agencies, and is a law enforcement consultant to the Program of Psychiatry and the Law at the University of California at San Francisco. She is a frequent presenter at law enforcement and mental health community forums on both the UNABOM case and the psychology of terrorism.

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tomrep, September 16, 2007 (view all comments by tomrep)
"hunting the american terrorist" is a very special book to me cause both of the arthurs were fbi agents and I was always intrested as to how they were able to track and hunt and find some of this nations top terrorists and criminals. what I found most fasinating in this book was one of the arthurs was a behaviorial analysis and it was special agent kathleen puckeets job to look at certain actions of the criminal and put together a profile of their possible actions or reactions so the law enforcment could get some ideas how the criminal might react to a certain situation or perhaps what his next move might be. I hope these 2 federal agents will be teaming up again for a second book cause I really apprieate this one of a kind book . after reading this book it makes me feel alittle more safe.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933909349
Author:
Turchie, Terry D.
Publisher:
History Publishing Co LLC
Foreword by:
Freeh, Louis J.
Foreword:
Freeh, Louis J.
Author:
Turchie, Terry
Author:
Puckett, Kathleen, PH.D.
Author:
Kathleen Puckett, Ph.D.
Author:
Puckett, Ph.D., Kathleen
Author:
Puckett, Kathleen M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Law Enforcement
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.19 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Crime » Enforcement and Investigation
History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Military » Espionage
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Terrorism
History and Social Science » World History » General
Metaphysics » General

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"Synopsis" by , A two part book on domestic terrorism Part one is an inside look at FBI operations in its most complex investigation, that of Ted Kaczynski the Unabomber. After sixteen years of traditional forensic investigation resulting in disappointing dead-ends the FBI brought in the authors from counterintelligence and they quickly moved from traditional methods to implementing psychological techniques which resulted in the capture of Kaczynski in just twenty four months. Interesting insights on the FBI's use of the print media to help in its investigation and also contending with the broadcast media's threat to undermine the investigation in its final moments.Part Two deals with the lessons learned in the investigation and how they apply to international terrorism. Includes a recently declassified and not-previously published psychological study of the top ten domestic terrorists.
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