Finally, the true story of the FBI's rise to power through a war on popular criminal gangs is chronicled without the cover-ups and myths enforced by the strong-arm tactics of J. Edgar Hoover. Author Bryan Burrough tells the true tales of many iconic 1930s criminals, such as John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson, revealing many criminal gangs' rise and fall through the efforts of Hoover and his young Bureau of Investigation.
This book chronicles the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the twentieth century--Texas oil; they were known as the Big Four, Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, who became patriarchs of the wealthiest oil families in Texas.
An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and America's revolutionary counterculture documents terrorist activities stemming from radical beliefs, tracing the stories of such groups as the Weathermen and the Black Liberation Army. From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s.