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The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Verso Books
Publication date May 1, 2004
Pages 352
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781859845684
ISBN-10 1859845681
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Strength of the Wolf presents for the first time a definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) from its birth in 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968. Carefully and extensively documented, the book is based largely on interviews with former FBN agents, and in this respect The Strength of the Wolf represents a new chapter in American history, one that introduces a cast of fabulous characters.

Douglas Valentine tells how the FBN’s premier case-making agents penetrated the arcane world of international drug trafficking and, by uncovering the Establishment’s ties to organized crime, brought about their own demise. As the book reveals in startling detail, the CIA and FBI were often protecting the FBN’s major targets in the Mafia and the French Corsican underworld. The CIA and its Nationalist Chinese allies were found to be the largest drug-trafficking syndicate in the world, but for political and national security reasons, the FBN was prevented from investigating this overarching conspiracy.

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Hardcover
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from Verso Books (May 1, 2004)
9781859845684 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $29.00
About: The Strength of the Wolf presents for the first time a definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) from its birth in 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968.
Paperback
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from Verso Books (October 1, 2006)
9781844675647 | details & prices | 554 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Voted Outstanding Academic Title in 2004 by Choice.

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