Very Special Agents: The Inside Story of America's Most Controversial Law Enforcement Agency--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

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University of Illinois Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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From Chicago's Al Capone to Waco's David Koresh, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has taken on America's most ruthless criminals and single-minded fanatics. This title delivers the disclosure of the bureau's controversial exploits.
 

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Contents

It Was in the Bleak December
1
Three Detectives
16
Gentlemen Dont Boast
31
End of a HundredYear War
51
New Battlefields
65
New Ammunition for the Government Gun
79
Attacking Terrorism
93
Underworld Armorers
108
Ladies and Gentlemen in White Coats
134
The Birth of a Bureau
142
Strike Force
154
A Endnotes
325
B ATF Mission Statement
351
E Special Material re FBI
359
F FactsHistory re Proposed Merger
366
G History of ATF Name Changes
372

Unsolvable Crimes
122

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