The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2007
Duration: 17 hours 0 minutes
The Bureau takes listeners behind the scenes of the FBI, from its creation in 1908 to the scandals of present day. Based on exclusive interviews, Kessler reveals the inside story surrounding the events of September 11 and the investigation into the anthrax mailings. The Bureau delves deep within the agency, presenting the organization in its historical context and answering questions concerning its somewhat checkered past.
This incredible book includes the first definitive evidence that Hoover blackmailed Congress with information from his secret files; the source of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s bogus claims that there were 205 Communists in the State Department; the truth about J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation; and the disastrous Freeh years, and Robert Mueller’s efforts to correct the problems created by Freeh.
“Colorful and fascinating…Kessler’s sobering report…will come as a surprise to most readers—and possibly even Washington insiders…Chilling.”—Washington Post Book World