Reports & Publications
The FBI: A Centennial History, 1908-2008
This official coffee-table book extensively details the history of the FBI and celebrates the agency’s 100th anniversary in July 2008.
Ten Most Wanted Fugitives 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010
This publication provides an in-depth look at the history of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” Program, including past successes, famous cases, and chronological listing of all top ten fugitives from 1950 to 2010.
Specialized Histories and Reports
- The Birth of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
- The Birth of the FBI’s Technical Laboratory—1924 to 1935
- Bureaucratic Wrangling over Counterintelligence, 1917–18: The Early Days of the Intelligence Community
- History of FBI Headquarters
- How the FBI Got Its Name
- In the Enemy’s House: Venona and the Maturation of American Counterintelligence
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