Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America’s most notorious mobsters.
True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual “do or die” situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.
In this riveting retelling of “G-men” arresting or killing perpetrators of the country’s most violent crimes, learn how the investigations led to clues for the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping case, the Kansas City Massacre, the raids by John Herbert Dillinger and his gang, “Killer” Kinnie Wagner’s murder spree, and more.
“True Stories from the Files of the FBI captures the history of landmark criminal cases with riveting, quick-read storytelling- a must for every crime reader’s most wanted book list.”
~ Mark Singer, Founder of Chicago Crime Tours
“True Stories from the Files of the FBI is an amazing book to read. A lot of history, a lot of detail, a lot to learn.”
~ Michael J. Thompson, AML
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True Crime Solved
True Stories from the Files of the FBI answered some of the oldest crime questions I had. From Baby Face Nelson to John Dillinger to the Barker Karpis Gang. This is a great book. If you love true crime this will be a classic.
Real FBI Book
This book has preserved history from the 1930’s. I loved all of the stories about what really happened. It reads very well.
Fun interesting read!
A great read for anyone who enjoys american history and exciting crime stories. This is an in depth look at the early history of the FBI and its training methods. This book will take you through some of the FBI's most famous cases from the beginning of the investigation to the final clues. When you finish you will find yourself wishing for more!