FBI: A Centennial History 1908-2008 (Hardcover)

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This official coffee-table history of the FBI celebrates the agency’s 100th anniversary in July 2008. The book traces the FBI’s journey from fledgling startup to one of the most respected and recognized names in national security. It takes you on a walk through the seven key chapters in FBI history—the early formative period; the gangster-driven crime wave of the ‘20s and ‘30s; the anxious age of World War II and the Cold War; the turbulent ‘60s and its burgeoning civil rights movement; the systemic corruption of the Watergate years; the rise of global terror and crime; and the post 9/11 era. The book includes extensive photographs, including never-before-seen pictures from the FBI files.

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Library Journal Review dated 10/15/2008 by Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL
Social Sciences category/SubTopical category: Law and Crime

The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. U.S. Department of Justice. 2008. 132p. photogs. bibliog. ISBN 9780160809552 $30 hardcover; pap. ISBN:978016080954-5 $21.

"This glossy coffee-table book marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the government's primary investigative unit.  The seven chronolgical chapters cover the gangster years, World War II, the Cold War, espionage, terrorism, and more.  Over 40 important cases illustrate the complex difficulties the FBI faces, its place in American culture, and the evolution of its techniques.  In addition to the many striking photos, there are short biographical sketches of the ten directors, listings of the agents who died in performance of their duites, and information about the agency's name, motto, seal, badge, and Special Agent title."

"This optional purchase is intended for general readers and school and public libraries.  Many academic libraries will probably receive it as part of the federal documents depository program.  The free electronic version available at www.fbi.gov/book.htm has both PDF and text-only formats." ---Daniel K. Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL


Library Journal 5/15/2009 issue  Special Feature Article by Jim Church "Looking Back, Moving On: 2008 Best Notable Government Documents"

The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. Federal Bureau of Investigation. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS105253. 2008. 124p. illus. SuDoc # J 1.14/2:C 33/3. GPO Stock # 027-001-00095-5

"It all started with a short memo, dated July 26, 1908, describing a "regular force of special agents" available to investigate certain cases of the Department of Justice.  Includes overviews of more than 40 famous FBI cases and an extensive collection of never-before-seen photos "

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