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
About the True Stories From the Files of the FBI Author
Cleon Skousen (1913-2006) was a world-renowned teacher, lecturer and scholar whose books on freedom, the Constitution and communism sold in the millions. He earned his Juris Doctorate at George Washington University, served 16 years in the FBI, was Chief of Police in Salt Lake City, and was a popular university teacher. He gave thousands of seminars on the Constitution to several million across the U.S. and Canada including dozens of U.S. Senators and Representatives, two Supreme Court justices and several candidates for president. Among his 30+ books are the national best sellers The 5,000 Year Leap and The Naked Capitalist. At his death on January 9, 2006, he was eulogized as “a modern-day Founding Father.”