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The Resource The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency, Willard M. Oliver

The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency, Willard M. Oliver

Label
The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency
Title
The birth of the FBI
Title remainder
Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency
Statement of responsibility
Willard M. Oliver
Title variation
Birth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most people believe the Federal Bureau of Investigation began under J. Edgar Hoover in the 1920s or 1930s. Many also naturally assume it was developed for the express purpose of fighting crime. However, the reality is very different. The agency actually began years earlier, in 1908, under President Theodore Roosevelt. Willard Oliver details the political fight that led to the birth of America's premier law enforcement agency. Roosevelt was concerned about conservation and one issue he wanted enforced were the fraudulent land deals being perpetrated by many people, including some members of Congress. When he began using the Secret Service to investigate these crimes, Congress blocked him from doing so. The end result of this political spat was Roosevelt's creation of a Federal Bureau of Investigation, which heightened the political row between the two branches of government in the final year of Roosevelt's presidency
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oliver, Willard M
Dewey number
363.250973/09041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8144.F43
LC item number
O43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Tawney, James A.
  • United States
  • Law enforcement
  • Public land sales
  • Political corruption
  • Executive-legislative relations
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency, Willard M. Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Federal law enforcement -- Pinkerton's detectives -- Counterfeiters -- Assassinations -- The Secret Service -- The making of president Theodore Roosevelt -- Conservation -- Land thieves -- Chairman James A. Tawney -- The Bureau of Investigation -- Born in controversy -- The battle over the Bureau -- Sore losers and petty politics -- The aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
on1056689350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9781442265035
Lccn
2018054400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1056689350
Label
The birth of the FBI : Teddy Roosevelt, the Secret Service, and the fight over America's premier law enforcement agency, Willard M. Oliver
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Federal law enforcement -- Pinkerton's detectives -- Counterfeiters -- Assassinations -- The Secret Service -- The making of president Theodore Roosevelt -- Conservation -- Land thieves -- Chairman James A. Tawney -- The Bureau of Investigation -- Born in controversy -- The battle over the Bureau -- Sore losers and petty politics -- The aftermath -- Epilogue
Control code
on1056689350
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 329 pages
Isbn
9781442265035
Lccn
2018054400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1056689350

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