The Strength of the Wolf by Douglas Valentine
The Secret History of America's War on Drugs

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Voted Outstanding Academic Title in 2004 by Choice.

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.

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About Douglas Valentine

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Douglas Valentine has lectured and appeared on TV and radio talk shows, testified as an expert witness, served as a documentary film consultant and worked as a private investigator. His previous books include The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program and TDY.
Published October 1, 2013 by Verso. 554 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Before the Drug Enforcement Administration was created in 1973, before the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs was founded in 1968, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) served as the country's primary drug law enforcement agency.

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The line between the DEA investigations and CIA smuggling and terrorism, would continue to blur.” (p 306) Through extensive research and compelling writing, Valentine explains loudly and clearly that “We the People” haven’t the faintest clue as to “what’s going on.” Then again, it’s difficul...

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