The FBI Way

The FBI Way
Author: Frank Figliuzzi
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062997067
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A must read for serious leaders at every level." —General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.) The FBI’s former head of counterintelligence reveals the Bureau's field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellence, illustrated through dramatic stories from his own storied career Frank Figliuzzi was the "Keeper of the Code," appointed the FBI’s Chief Inspector by then-Director Robert Mueller. Charged with overseeing sensitive internal inquiries, shooting reviews, and performance audits, he ensured each employee met the Bureau's exacting standards of performance, integrity, and conduct. Now, drawing on his distinguished career, Figliuzzi reveals how the Bureau achieves its extraordinary standard of excellence—from the training of new recruits in "The FBI Way" to the Bureau's rigorous maintenance of its standards up and down the organization. Unafraid to identify FBI execs who erred, he cites them as the exceptions that prove the rule. All good codes of conduct have one common trait: they reflect the core values of an organization. Individuals, companies, schools, teams, or any group seeking to codify their rules to live by must first establish core values. Figliuzzi has condensed the Bureau’s process of preserving and protecting its core values into what he calls “The Seven C’s”. If you can adapt the concepts of Code, Conservancy, Clarity, Consequences, Compassion, Credibility, and Consistency, you can instill and preserve your values against all threats, internal and external. This is how the FBI does it. Figliuzzi’s role in the FBI gave him a unique opportunity to study patterns of conduct among high-achieving, ethical individuals and draw conclusions about why, when and how good people sometimes do bad things. Part pulse-pounding memoir, part practical playbook for excellence, The FBI Way shows readers how to apply the lessons he’s learned to their own lives: in business, management, and personal development.

The FBI Way

The FBI Way
Author: Frank Figliuzzi
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0062997041
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Custom House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "A must read for serious leaders at every level." --General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret.) The FBI's former head of counterintelligence reveals the Bureau's field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellence Frank Figliuzzi was the "Keeper of the Code," appointed the FBI's Chief Inspector by then-Director Robert Mueller. Charged with overseeing sensitive internal inquiries and performance audits, he ensured each employee met the Bureau's exacting standards. Now, drawing on his distinguished career, Figliuzzi reveals how the Bureau achieves its extraordinary track record of excellence--from the training of new recruits in "The FBI Way" to the Bureau's rigorous maintenance of its standards up and down the organization. All good codes of conduct have one common trait: they reflect the core values of an organization. Individuals, companies, schools, teams, or any group seeking to codify their rules to live by must first establish core values. Figliuzzi has condensed the Bureau's process of preserving and protecting its values into what he calls "The Seven C's". If you can adapt the concepts of Code, Conservancy, Clarity, Consequences, Compassion, Credibility, and Consistency, you can instill and preserve your values against all threats, internal and external. This is how the FBI does it. Figliuzzi's role in the FBI gave him a unique opportunity to study patterns of conduct among high-achieving, ethical individuals and draw conclusions about why, when and how good people sometimes do bad things. Unafraid to identify FBI execs who erred, he cites them as the exceptions that prove the rule. Part pulse-pounding memoir, part practical playbook for excellence, The FBI Way shows readers how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own lives: in business, management, and personal development.

The FBI Way

The FBI Way
Author: Frank Figliuzzi
Pages: 272
ISBN: 006299705X
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Custom House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The FBI's former head of counterintelligence delivers a field-tested playbook for unlocking individual and organizational excellence, based on the FBI's fiercely protected code of conduct and illustrated through dramatic stories from his own storied career"--

The FBI

The FBI
Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780300138870
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Release: 2007-09-28
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This “penetrating and remarkable history of the FBI” examines its operations and development from the Reconstruction era to the 9/11 attacks (M. J. Heale, author of McCarthy's Americans). In The FBI, U.S. intelligence expert Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones presents the first comprehensive portrait of the vast, powerful, and sometimes bitterly criticized American institution. Setting the bureau’s story in the context of American history, he challenges conventional narratives—including the common misconception that traces the origin of the bureau to 1908. Instead, Jeffreys-Jones locates the FBI’s true beginnings in the 1870s, when Congress acted in response to the Ku Klux Klan campaign of terror against black American voters. The FBI derives its character and significance from its original mission of combating domestic terrorism. The author traces the evolution of that mission into the twenty-first century, making a number of surprising observations along the way: that the role of J. Edgar Hoover has been exaggerated and the importance of attorneys general underestimated; that splitting counterintelligence between the FBI and the CIA in 1947 was a mistake; and that xenophobia impaired the bureau’s preemptive anti-terrorist powers before and after 9/11.

Disrupt Discredit and Divide

Disrupt  Discredit  and Divide
Author: Mike German
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781620973806
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Release: 2020-09-10
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A former FBI undercover agent and whistleblower gives us a riveting and troubling account of the contemporary FBI—essential reading for our times Impressively researched and eloquently argued, former special agent Mike German’s Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide tells the story of the transformation of the FBI after the 9/11 attacks from a law enforcement agency, made famous by prosecuting organized crime and corruption in business and government, into arguably the most secretive domestic intelligence agency America has ever seen. German shows how FBI leaders exploited the fear of terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11 to shed the legal constraints imposed on them in the 1970s in the wake of Hoover-era civil rights abuses. Empowered by the Patriot Act and new investigative guidelines, the bureau resurrected a discredited theory of terrorist “radicalization” and adopted a “disruption strategy” that targeted Muslims, foreigners, and communities of color, and tarred dissidents inside and outside the bureau as security threats, dividing American communities against one another. By prioritizing its national security missions over its law enforcement mission, the FBI undermined public confidence in justice and the rule of law. Its failure to include racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic violence committed by white nationalists within its counterterrorism mandate only increased the perception that the FBI was protecting the powerful at the expense of the powerless. Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide is an engaging and unsettling contemporary history of the FBI and a bold call for reform, told by a longtime counterterrorism undercover agent who has become a widely admired whistleblower and a critic for civil liberties and accountable government.

Saving Justice

Saving Justice
Author: James Comey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781250799135
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

James Comey, former FBI Director and New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he’s had a long, varied career in the law and justice system. He knows better than most just what a force for good the US justice system can be, and how far afield it has strayed during the Trump Presidency. In his much-anticipated follow-up to A Higher Loyalty, Comey uses anecdotes and lessons from his career to show how the federal justice system works. From prosecuting mobsters as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of New York in the 1980s to grappling with the legalities of anti-terrorism work as the Deputy Attorney General in the early 2000s to, of course, his tumultuous stint as FBI director beginning in 2013, Comey shows just how essential it is to pursue the primacy of truth for federal law enforcement. Saving Justice is gracefully written and honestly told, a clarion call for a return to fairness and equity in the law.

The Secrets of the FBI

The Secrets of the FBI
Author: Ronald Kessler
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780307719706
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Release: 2012
Editor: Crown Forum
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets.

The Threat

The Threat
Author: Andrew G. McCabe
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250207593
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Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Washington Post Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." In The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe offers a dramatic and candid account of his career, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents, and of the institution's integrity and independence in protecting America and upholding our Constitution. McCabe started as a street agent in the FBI's New York field office, serving under director Louis Freeh. He became an expert in two kinds of investigations that are critical to American national security: Russian organized crime—which is inextricably linked to the Russian state—and terrorism. Under Director Robert Mueller, McCabe led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. And under James Comey, McCabe was deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. The Threat recounts in compelling detail the time between Donald Trump's November 2016 election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. But as McCabe shows, right now the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, attack democratic institutions, degrade human rights, and undermine the U.S. Constitution that protects every citizen. Important, revealing, and powerfully argued, The Threat tells the true story of what the FBI is, how it works, and why it will endure as an institution of integrity that protects America.

What Every BODY is Saying

What Every BODY is Saying
Author: Joe Navarro,Marvin Karlins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061755668
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great—or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did. Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover: The ancient survival instincts that drive body language Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority Filled with examples from Navarro's professional experience, this definitive book offers a powerful new way to navigate your world.

Way Of The Wiseguy

Way Of The Wiseguy
Author: Joe Pistone
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0762423846
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Release: 2005-04-13
Editor: Running Press Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in paperback, here's the first nonfiction work from Joe Pistone since his New York Times #1 bestseller and hit movie, Donnie Brasco. Perhaps no man alive knows the lifestyle of wiseguys better than Pistone does, having spent six years infiltrating the Mafia as an undercover FBI agent. Now, years later, Pistone reassesses the underworld. Often poignant, and in startling detail, THE WAY OF THE WISEGUY gives readers a first-hand look at the psychology and customs of the wiseguy.The book features 34 chapters that reveal key principles of wiseguy life, including “How Wiseguys Carry Out a Hit,” “How Wiseguys Get Straightened Out,” and “A Typical Day in the Life of a Wiseguy.” Pistone's spellbinding stories provide a first-hand look at this lawless realm of badguys, which is often uncannily relevant to the workings of legitimate big business and everyday social discourse.

FBI 100 Years

FBI 100 Years
Author: Henry M. Holden
Pages: 252
ISBN: 161060718X
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FBI 100 Years chronicles the Bureaus successes and failures from its early days as Teddy Roosevelt's trust-busting detective force to the increased emphasis on counterterrorism the post 9/11 world. Along the way, Holden revisits the gangster era and the days of McCarthyism, the unmaking of the Mob, and the disastrous standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco. The famous and the infamous make their appearances in the story, colorful characters such as John Dillinger and "Machine Gun" Kelly, J. Edgar Hoover and turncoat spy Robert Hansen. With added features including an exploration of the 200 categories of federal crimes that fall within the Bureaus purview, all the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives lists since the first in 1949, and an entertaining look at the FBI in popular culture, this is the most thorough and authoritative book ever written about the principal law enforcement arm of the United States Department of Justice.

The FBI

The FBI
Author: Ronald Kessler
Pages: 602
ISBN: 9780671786588
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Release: 1994
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a profile of the inner workings and evolving priorities of the law enforcement agency and the people who run it, including new material on recent changes made by current FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. Reprint. NYT.

Franklyn

Franklyn
Author: Richard Cliff
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781785383380
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Release: 2015-12-17
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Franklyn was born into a gritty north of England town. His expected path through life would have him live out his years in the manner of that town’s baseline existence. But it wasn’t to be. Perhaps he was pre-selected to break rank so that bigger dreams could be fulfilled. Whatever the prime force may have been, he was to know a different life. Perhaps, too, the corridors of our own reality are flimsier than we believe! On the other side of the wall may lie another path. As Franklyn himself discovers, a perceived reality can be as real as reality itself.

The FBI Story

The FBI Story
Author: U.S. Department of Justice
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781510750579
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the US Department of Justice, the true stories of the world’s top national security agency—the FBI—revealed for the first time! There has been much turmoil at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as of late, including the firing of James Comey, the installation of Christopher Wray, the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, and more. The FBI Story provides a look inside at the top intelligence organization in the United States and presents one hundred of the FBI’s most recent fascinating cases and how they were solved. Featured inside are incredible true stories, such as: The scourge of child pornography The case of the King Fu Panda fraud Targeting the nationwide opioid epidemic The James Ricks murder cold case finally being solved A mother and son duo who stole millions from Medicare And more! Each of the case studies reveals dangers that the world’s best crime-fighting team tackles every day. The stories of deadbeats and their takedown were specifically chosen by members of the FBI’s own team and are given a full page in the book that delves deep into the story. There’s also an introduction by FBI Director Christopher Wray that presents insight into the secretive organization, its crime fighting techniques, and a framework for the stories to come. An index in the back of the book organizes the contents into themes such as white-collar crime, organized crime, foreign counterintelligence, crimes against children, and cyber crimes.

Never Split the Difference

Never Split the Difference
Author: Chris Voss,Tahl Raz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062407818
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

Finding a Way Out Maze Activity Book

Finding a Way Out   Maze Activity Book
Author: Activibooks
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1683215095
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Release: 2016-07-21
Editor: Activibooks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Practice your decision making skills by working on these mazes. Sure, you can decide for yourself but sometimes you get used to your daily tasks that you miss out any other details not covered by your day-to-day. Mazes challenge your routine and they make you a better problem solver. Believe in the benefits of mazes. Grab a copy today!

The Way I Heard It

The Way I Heard It
Author: Arnie Marchand
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781483603698
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Release: 2013-02
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

B. Retelling the stories from Okanogan elders, the author begins in Wenatchee, WA and follows the trail now known as Highway 97 heading north into British Columbia, Canada. The book is arranged as if the author is traveling with you on your adventure through time, including stories of places and events as seen through the eyes of the native settlers of the area.

The FBI Vault

The FBI Vault
Author: Henry M. Holden
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0794832199
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Release: 2011
Editor: Whitman Pub Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of the FBI along with replicas and memorabilia of wanted posters, movies posters, and other declassified documents.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon
Author: David Grann
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385534253
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. A New York Times Notable Book Named a best book of the year by Amazon, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR, Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub, and Slate

In Deep The FBI the CIA and the Truth about America s Deep State

In Deep  The FBI  the CIA  and the Truth about America s  Deep State
Author: David Rohde
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781324003557
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Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist’s investigation of the "deep state." Three-quarters of Americans believe that a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulate or direct national policy in the United States. President Trump blames the "deep state" for his impeachment. But what is the American "deep state" and does it really exist? To conservatives, the “deep state” is an ever-growing government bureaucracy, an "administrative state" that relentlessly encroaches on the individual rights of Americans. Liberals fear the "military-industrial complex"—a cabal of generals and defense contractors who they believe routinely push the country into endless wars. Every modern American president—from Carter to Trump—has engaged in power struggles with Congress, the CIA, and the FBI. Every CIA and FBI director has suspected White House aides of members of Congress of leaking secrets for political gain. Frustrated Americans increasingly distrust the politicians, unelected officials, and journalists who they believe unilaterally set the country’s political agenda. American democracy faces its biggest crisis of legitimacy in a half century. This sweeping exploration examines the CIA and FBI scandals of the past fifty years—from the Church Committee’s exposure of Cold War abuses, to Abscam, to false intelligence about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, to NSA mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden. It then investigates the claims and counterclaims of the Trump era, and the relentless spread of conspiracy theories online and on-air. While Trump says he is the victim of the "deep state," Democrats accuse the president and his allies of running a de facto "deep state" of their own that operates outside official government channels and smears rivals, both real and perceived. The feverish debate over the "deep state" raises core questions about the future of American democracy. Is it possible for career government officials to be politically neutral? Was Congress’s impeachment of Donald Trump conducted properly? How vast should the power of a president be? Based on dozens of interviews with career CIA operatives and FBI agents, In Deep answers whether the FBI, CIA, or politicians are protecting or abusing the public’s trust.