A Closer Look at the FBI

Guest blogger Kelly Seifert has found a real page-turner of a Government book.

There’s something captivating about the inner workings and countless cases of the FBI. Who hasn’t thought about how interesting it must be to serve as an FBI agent? I think there’s something mysterious and fascinating about the professionals working around the globe to protect the Nation and its citizens.

In 2008, the FBI celebrated its 100 anniversary and, as part of that celebration, released, The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008. This 130-page coffee table book features detailed accounts of more than 40 famous FBI cases; over 300 photographs, including many never before seen by the public; and abundant reference materials on fallen agents, FBI Directors, and more.

The book traces the FBI’s journey from fledgling startup to one of the most respected and recognized names in national security. It covers World War I and the early days of terrorism, the gangster era of the 1920s and 30s, World War II and the Cold War, the 60s and its civil rights movement, the Watergate years, the rise of global terror and crime, and the post 9/11 era.

Especially intriguing is the FBI’s transformation over time. The advances in technology and instruments the Bureau uses in protecting our national security, combined with its growth from 34 to 30,000 agents over the years, makes for an exciting and absorbing read. Find The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008 online, get your own copy and settle in for a thrilling ride here, or investigate it at a library.

5 Responses to A Closer Look at the FBI

  1. zannias vasilis says:

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    ABOUT FBI ,
    THIS ARTICLE IS EXCELLENT!I ADMIRE THIS ORGANIZATION VERY MUCH!I HAVE STUDIED MANY THIGS ABOUT THE ADVANCES IN THECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUMENTS THE BEREAU USES!BUT FIRST OF ALL I ADMIRE THE SPIRIT OF FBI.AND THE SPIRIT SAY:”PROTECT THE NATION AND ITS CITIZENS”!!!EVERY AMERICAN MUST BE PROUND FOR FBI!…AND A PERSONAL NOTE:WHEN I WAS CHILDREN I HAD A DREAM:TO BOCOME AGENT IN FBI!…PERHAPS , …IN THE FUTURE!!!
    UNFORTUNATELY , IN GREECE , THE GREEK POLICE , AND THE NATIONAL SECIOURITY NOT EXIST!!!BECAUSE IN THESE PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS ARE WORKING ROBBERS AND CRIMINALS!!!THAT IS WHY I RESPECT ORGANIZATION SUCH AS FBI!

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  2. reni von bifamo says:

    Hello I’m an intellectuelle Lady, entrepreneur (diplingdesign, econom, projektmanager f ing /scientist), international citizien and representant and I mean it’s very important you have a true FBI never connected in their own society /lines with CRIMINELLS that is important for a sucessfull protection !
    regards
    reni von bifamo
    innovativ consult/representant

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  3. rudykarnadi says:

    yang pasti tidak salah identifikasi sehingga salah tangkap orang, sehebat apapun teknologi pasti ada kelemahannya…

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  4. Rosemary Blair says:

    TRUE CRIMES:
    REAL COPS. REAL CRIMES.

    I can not thank the Essex CT library so much for their programs and the officers who were the guess speakers.
    THE MAFIA
    COLD CASE CT
    INSIDE THE FBI: ANATOMY OF AN ENTERPRISE INVESTIGATION
    Also Included:
    PROTECTING THE #1 TARGET: COUNTER-TERRORISM AND AVIATION SECURITY.
    I’m hoping to see more programs of TRUE CRIMES in all states.
    Educate and Appriciate the Knowledge.
    Thank You all.

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  5. giuliano says:

    congratulation agents , please send me a badge and a gun i will like to help. seriously im very proud of your dept and the united states of America, you guys rock.

    CG

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