The Secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler

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7 Critic Reviews

Some of Kessler’s revelations are already common knowledge...while other information...may prove surprising...
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.

Based on inside access, the book presents revelations about the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the recent Russian spy swap, Marilyn Monroe's death, Vince Foster’s suicide, and J. Edgar Hoover’s sexual orientation. For the first time, it tells how the FBI caught spy Robert Hanssen in its midst and how the FBI breaks into homes, offices, and embassies to plant bugging devices without getting caught.

From Watergate to Waco, from congressional scandals to the killing of bin Laden, The Secrets of the FBI presents headline-making disclosures about the most important figures and events of our time.




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Ronald Kessler

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Ronald Kessler was born in New York City in 1943. He grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts and attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is an American journalist and author of 18 nonfiction books. Kessler worked at the Washington Post for many years. After this he began to write books about current affairs and national intelligence topics. Four of his books were listed on the hardcover nonfiction New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009 he published In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by Crown Forum. 306 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The Secrets of the FBI
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Sep 26 2011

Some of Kessler’s revelations are already common knowledge...while other information...may prove surprising...

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Globe and Mail

Good
on Aug 05 2011

Juicy stuff, but you may need a shower afterward.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Good

The author of this updated book has once again unearthed enough “sensitive” information to keep the pages turning.

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Denver Post

Below average
Reviewed by Bryan Burrough on Sep 04 2011

Based on his track record, Kessler has certainly earned the right to jog a victory lap here. But that's what makes the book disappointing. He's better than this. Isn't he?

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City Book Review

Excellent
on Nov 08 2011

One of the most potent books written to date, this is amusing, saucy with disturbing anecdotes, and gives insight into the FBI and Secret Service in all its protective duties.

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Large Print Reviews

Good
on Jan 23 2012

The Secrets of the FBI is a fun, fast, and informative read. It is the type of book that you can read straight through...

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The Great American RoadTrip Forum

Good
Reviewed by Ruth Mormon on Feb 24 2012

Even with this grim conjecture, The Secrets of the FBI, inspires trust in the agency and its current leadership.

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