Kessler shares how the fbi caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst as well as how the bureau breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught. With revelations about the raid on osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and even J.
The Secrets of the FBI - Edgar hoover, the secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time. Broadway Books. Based on inside access and hundreds of interviews with federal agents, the book presents an unprecedented, authoritative window on the FBI's unique role in American history.
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They ProtectCrown Forum - After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler reveals their secrets for the first time. Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U. S. With fly-on-the-wall perspective, previously untold stories about the presidents, he captures the drama and tension that characterize agents’ lives and reveals what they have seen, providing startling, from John F.
Kessler portrays the dangers that agents face and how they carry out their missions--from how they are trained to how they spot and assess potential threats. Secret service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. Three rivers Press CA. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W.
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect - Bush and barack obama, cabinet officers, as well as about their families, and White House aides.
Enemies: A History of the FBIRandom House Trade Paperbacks - But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission. Random House Trade Paperbacks. And it is the story of how the Bureau became the most powerful intelligence service the United States possesses. Named one of the best books of the year by the washington post, and slate“pulitzer prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Bureau’s skulduggery, New York Daily News, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J.
A sweeping narrative that is all the more entertaining because it is so redolent with screw-ups and scandals. Los angeles Times“Fascinating. The wall street Journal“Important and disturbing. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares about civil liberties should read. Jane mayer, author of Dark Money“Outstanding.
Enemies: A History of the FBI - The new york Times“Absorbing. With all the verve and coherence of a good spy thriller. The new york times Book Review“Exciting and fast-paced. The daily beast Three rivers Press CA.
The FBI Career Guide: Inside Information on Getting Chosen for and Succeeding in One of the Toughest, Most Prestigious Jobs in the WorldAMACOM - Joe koletar, whose own blue-ribbon career at the Bureau is second to none, shows how to get the job-and how to thrive once you've got it. In the three years following the september 11th, terrorist attacks, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2, 200 new Special Agents. But that was out of more than 150, 000 applicants, and you can be sure the successful candidates had not only relevant backgrounds, rewarding, but also determination and a genuine desire to embark on one of the most coveted, and challenging careers in the world.
His inside look at the real fbi reveals: * smart educational and career decisions to improve your odds of being hired * how to meet and network with current FBI agents * What Special Agents do, day-to-day, and what benefits they receive * The prospects for advancement, and some typical and not so typical career paths * How the job may affect your personal and family life And much more The FBI Career Guide also reveals the common mistakes applicants make, and specialty assignments work * What agents earn, SWAT team operations, in different roles and environments * How undercover investigations, and shows how to avoid them.
The FBI Career Guide: Inside Information on Getting Chosen for and Succeeding in One of the Toughest, Most Prestigious Jobs in the World - . Random House Trade Paperbacks. Finally, the book offers profiles of real agents who have gone on to successful post-FBI careers, and will help you lay the groundwork for a rewarding life after the Bureau. Above all, the fbi career guide will help you find out if you've got what it takes to succeed -- and if you do, how to show it.
Three rivers Press CA. And it gives you detailed information on excelling in the Agent Training Program.
Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy AgencyPocket Books - Reprint. Employs material taken from extensive research and hundreds of interviews to trace the CIA's evolution over the last fifteen years, describing its failures and successes. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Three rivers Press CA.
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the PresidentsCrown Forum - Hinckley Jr. Secret service agents have been dismayed to overhear Michelle Obama push her husband to be more aggressive in attacking Republicans and to side with blacks in racial controversies. Secret service director mark sullivan diverted agents from protecting President Obama and his family at the White House and ordered them instead to protect his assistant at her home and illegally retrieve confidential records as a favor to her.
Because hillary clinton is so nasty to agents, being assigned to her protective detail is considered a form of punishment and the worst assignment in the Secret Service. Secret service agents were ordered to ignore security rules and allow the SUV carrying actor Bradley Cooper to drive unscreened into a secure restricted area when President Obama was about to deliver his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Vice president joe biden spends millions of taxpayer dollars flying to and from his home in Delaware on Air Force Two. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates, former presidents after they leave the White House, and the presidents’ relationships to their first ladies and children.
From observing vice president joe biden’s reckless behavior that jeopardizes the country’s safety, to witnessing President Nixon’s friends bring him a nude stripper, to seeing their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, to escorting Bill Clinton’s mistress at Chappaqua, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents - The first family detail reveals: · vice president joe biden regularly orders the Secret Service to keep his military aide with the nuclear football a mile behind his motorcade, potentially leaving the country unable to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack. Secret service agents discovered that former president Bill Clinton has a blond mistress.
The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-QaedaW. W. Norton & Company - During his time on the front lines, soufan helped thwart plots around the world and elicited some of the most important confessions from terrorists in the war against al-Qaeda―without laying so much as a hand on them. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Crown Forum. Had he received it months earlier―when it was requested―the attacks on New York and Washington could have been prevented.
W w norton Company. We are taken into hideouts and interrogation rooms. Such riveting details show us not only how terrorists think and operate but also how they can be beaten and brought to justice. We have a ringside seat at bin Laden's personal celebration of the 9/11 bombings. A book that will change the way we think about al-Qaeda, intelligence, and the events that forever changed America.
The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda - On september 11, 2001, fbI Special Agent Ali H. Most of these stories have never been reported before, and never by anyone with such intimate firsthand knowledge. This narrative account of America's successes and failures against al-Qaeda is essential to an understanding of the terrorist group. Soufan was handed a secret file.
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The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the GameCrown Forum - 1 white House leaker. W w norton Company. Seeing jared on tv, he looks like a little boy, “Look at Jared, Trump said, like a child. First lady melania Trump has a tremendous impact on policy and strategy. Trump is aware that his daughter and son-in-law are problems and has hinted to them that they should go back to New York.
She sits in on meetings and is widely admired by aides for her judgment. Months after trump took office, consumer confidence hit a seventeen-year high, unemployment plummeted to the lowest level in seventeen years, and the stock market zoomed to repeated record highs. Never before has an american president had so much impact on the country and the world in so short a time as Donald Trump.
The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game - Yet for all the media coverage, Trump remains a cipher. At the same time, isis was nearly defeated, arab countries banded together to stop financing terrorists and promoting radical Islamic ideology, and Trump’s decision to send missiles into Syria because of its use of chemical weapons and his strident warnings to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made it clear to adversaries that they take on the United States at their peril.
Yet no president has stirred so much controversy, dominating media coverage and conversation both pro and con. Horrified White House staffers shot down the idea. Trump has told friends that billionaires are constantly asking him to fix them up with longtime Communications Director Hope Hicks, a former model, but he says he refuses.
The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBISt. Martin's Press - 132from dna analysis to criminal profiling, from confirmation of Supreme Court justices to investigations of plane crashes and spies, the FBI is involved in almost every aspect of American life. A former washington post and wall street journal investigative reporter, and the New York Times bestselling author of Inside the White House, Ronald Kessler presents the definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The book answers questions about the bureau's role and performance: why did the fbi know nothing useful about al-Qaeda before the attacks? What is really behind the FBI's more aggressive investigative approaches that have raised civil liberties concerns? What does the FBI think of improvements in airline security? How safe does the FBI think America really is?Only Ronald Kessler could have obtained the access necessary to answer these questions.
In doing so, he probes the relationship between the FBI and American presidents, and the tension that exists between a free society and what amounts to a national police force. Based on exclusive interviews-including the first interview with Mueller since his nomination The Bureau reveals for the first time the dramatic inside story of the FBI's response to the attacks of September 11, including its investigation of the anthrax mailings.
The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI - Painted against the canvas of america's development in the past hundred years, The Bureau tells the richly detailed story of a uniquely powerful institution, its profound impact on American society, and how it has changed since September 11. And, after the white house, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no institution is as powerful.
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Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and FriendsHarper - Crown Forum. President donald trump’s children have made front pages across the world for their dicey transactions. However, a chinese bank opening in America can hire anyone it wants. Three rivers Press CA. 1 new york times bestseller!Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption—and winning—for years. Random House Trade Paperbacks.
However, john kerry, the media has barely looked into questionable deals made by those close to Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, and lesser-known politicians who have been in the game longer. And in clinton cash, he revealed the Clintons’ massive money machine and sparked an FBI investigation.
Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends - . In extortion, he uncovered how politicians use mafia-like tactics to enrich themselves. Deeply researched and packed with shocking revelations, Secret Empires identifies public servants who cannot be trusted and provides a path toward a more accountable government. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States.
W w norton Company. But for relatives of some prominent political families, we may already be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars. It can even invite the friends and families of American politicians to invest in can’t-lose deals. Stuffing tens of thousands of dollars into a freezer has morphed into multibillion-dollar equity deals done in the dark corners of the world.
The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBIThomas Dunne Books - W w norton Company. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. In the 1990s and 2000s, marc ruskin had the most diverse, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, and notorious, case list of all, including overseas.
The fbi generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. Meet alex perez, alejandro marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right uc agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped, ” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin.
The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI - Thomas Dunne Books. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. Crown Forum. Three rivers Press CA. Random House Trade Paperbacks. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, La Cosa Nostra, narcotics trafficking, counterfeiting―and gritty street-level scams and schemes.
The pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops―the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI. Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard.