The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs
by Valentine, Douglas
xvii, 554 pp. "'The Strength of the Wolf' is the first complete history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), which existed from 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968. The most successful federal law enforcement agency ever, the FBN was populated by some of the most amazing characters in American history, many of whom the author interviewed for this book. Working as undercover agents and with mercenary informers around the globe, these freewheeling "case-making" agents penetrated the Mafia and the French connection, breaking all the rules in the process, and uncovering the Establishment's ties to organized crime. Targeted by the FBI and the CIA, the case-makers were, ironically, victims of their own fabulous success in hunting down society's predators. An incredible, never-before-told story, 'The Strength of the Wolf' provides a new, exciting, and revealing look at an important chapter in American history."
Keywords: DRUGS AMERICAN HISTORY FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS FBN SOCIOLOGY
Verso, 2006. Reprint. Near Fine/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2194721)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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