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Best FBI Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Fbi books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

The FBI Career Guide: Inside Information on Getting Chosen for and Succeeding in One of the Toughest, Most Prestigious Jobs in the World (2006)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your Attention“In the three years following the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired 2,200 new Special Agents. But that was out of more than 150,000 applicants, and you can be sure the successful candidates had not only relevant backgrounds, but also determination and a genuine desire to embark on one of the most coveted, rewarding, and challenging careers in the world.
Author(s): Joseph Koletar

FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives (2019)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionHow much do you really know about the FBI? Do you know who the FBI is? Do you know what the FBI does? This manual debunks FBI myths and misconceptions for those who read, watch, and write crime dramas about the FBI or have always wanted to be a Special Agent.
Author(s): Jerri Williams

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit (2017)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionDiscover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.
Author(s): John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People (2008)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionRead 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.
Author(s): Joe Navarro, Marvin Karlins

Enemies: A History of the FBI (2013)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your Attention Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. We think of the FBI as America’s police force. But secret intelligence is the Bureau’s first and foremost mission.
Author(s): Tim Weiner

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (2018)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionFrom 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.
Author(s): David Grann

Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People (2018)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your Attention“I should have known.”“How could we have missed the warning signs?””I always thought there was something off about him.”When we wake up to new tragedies in the news every day—shootings, rampages, acts of domestic terrorism—we often blame ourselves for missing the mania lurking inside unsuspecting individuals. But how could we have known that the charismatic leader had the characteristics of a tyrant?
Author(s): Joe Navarro, Toni Sciarra Poynter

The FBI, Accomplice of 9/11 (Documents) (2019)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionDid you know that FBI agents knew all details of September 11 in advance, including the date, the targets, the means, the perpetrators? Did you know that their hierarchy forbade them to warn the public under threat of prosecution?Did you know that the FBI lost, manipulated, and even made disappear, evidence of what really happened?And that is only the beginning of this book.The time for an independent investigation on 9/11 and the FBI’s (mis)conduct has come.
Author(s): Patrick Pasin

FBI Miami Firefight (Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau) (2018)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your Attention“FBI Miami Firefight” Five minutes that Changed the Bureau If you have a choice between living and dying, which would you choose? On April 11, 1986 in Miami, Florida, eight FBI agents and two murderous bank robbers engaged in five-minute gunfight. There were 150 shots fired during the incident. In the end, nine out of the ten participants were shot. The two bank robbers were dead, as well as two FBI agents.
Author(s): Ed, Liz Mireles, Ed Mireles

Paradox (22) (An FBI Thriller) (2019)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionWhen an escaped mental patient fails to kidnap five-year-old Sean Savich, agents Sherlock and Savich know they’re in his crosshairs and must find him before he continues with his kill list. Chief Ty Christie of Willicott, Maryland, witnesses a murder at dawn from the deck of her lake cottage. When dragging the lake, the divers find not only find the murder victim but also dozens of bones.
Author(s): Catherine Coulter

Enigma (21) (An FBI Thriller) (2018)

 Best FBI Books Worth Your AttentionThe highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe.
Author(s): Catherine Coulter

Best Fbi Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some fbi books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

German American Federation / Bund

Author(s): Federal Bureau of Investigation (ed.)
ID: 2945507, Publisher: FBI, Year: c. 1940, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter

Author(s): John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker
ID: 2371003, Publisher: Dey Street Books, Year: 7 May 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

The Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism

Author(s): Lerone A. Martin
ID: 3673248, Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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