The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ronald Kessler
Narrator: Raymond Todd
Genres: North America
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2002
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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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

Author Details

Author Details

Kessler, Ronald

Ronald Kessler is the bestselling author of "Inside the White House, The FBI, Inside the CIA, Escape from the CIA, The Spy in the Russian Club, Moscow Station, Spy vs. Spy, " and "The Richest Man in the World." A recipient of sixteen journalism awards, Mr. Kessler is a former investigative reporter for "The Wall Street Journal" and "The Washington Post, " and his articles appear in leading periodicals. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.