The Strength of the Wolf
The Secret History of America's War on Drugs
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Paperback with free ebook
554 pages / October 2006 / 9781844675647

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554 pages / October 2013 / 9781781683385
Hardback with free ebook
560 pages / May 2004 / 9781859845684

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The secret history of the government agency that uncovered Establishment ties to organized crime.

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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