No federal agency has captured the fascination of our country like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, be it in a book, a movie, a television show or even a comic strip. The FBI Vault: The History of the Bureau offers a view of the agency in a much different way. Author Henry M. Holden details the Bureaus history, from J. Edgar Hoover to the gangsters of the 1930s to the present-day spies and terrorists, and he also includes some of the not so usual criminals, such as the 1930s family of Japanese spies and the strange case of the hollow nickel. But what makes this a different look at the Bureau is the unique scrapbook approach. This book contains vintage photographs, artwork and replica memorabilia tucked into dozens of pockets, including the first wanted poster from 1919 to some of the more recent ones. Readers can also check out old movie posters and Dick Tracy comic strips. One of the more unusual replicas is a Tarot card taunting the police sent by the Beltway Sniper in 2002. No one with an interest in the history of the Bureau should be without this home archive of the FBI s history.
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