Author : Dary Matera
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2010-11-23
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0062063219

The history, the hunts, the captures -- and the criminals still at large In 1950, the FBI officially instituted its now-legendary list of the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" as a means of alerting the public and enlisting their aid in the apprehension of notorious felons. Over the years, it has included such infamous names as bank robber Willie Sutton, serial killer Ted Bundy, and assassin James Earl Ray -- and 447 of the 475 criminals have been apprehended, many of them thanks to tips from ordinary citizens. In this gripping and endlessly fascinating account, New York Times bestselling author Dary Matera offers readers a stunning, in-depth look at some of the most remarkable manhunts in the history of law enforcement -- and shocking profiles of the crimes and the criminals currently enshrined . . . including an elusive mass-murderer with a $27 million bounty on his head: Osama Bin Laden.

Author : Thomas J. Foley,John Sedgwick
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2013-05-07
Total pages :341
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781451663938

Most Wanted is the riveting account of former head of Massachusetts state police Thomas J. Foley's twenty-year pursuit of murderous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger— and of Foley's key role in exposing the FBI's protection of Bulger's criminal empire. This is a true-life thriller, and Tom Foley is the hero at its center. His investigative efforts resulted in criminal convictions of a half-dozen of Boston's most notorious thugs and also led to the conviction of John Connolly, one of the FBI agents who abetted Bulger; Connolly is serving a forty-year prison sentence and Bulger is now finally in custody after spending sixteen years on the FBI's Most Wanted list. It is known that Bulger was a secret informant for the FBI, but it has never been revealed—until now—that the FBI was actually actively protecting Bulger from Foley, effectively derailing Foley's efforts to stop Bulger's horrific crime sprees time and again. In this book, Foley, a cop's cop, honestly recounts how his wide-eyed admiration for the nation's top law enforcement agency was gradually transformed by dark realities he didn't want to believe.

Author : Mark Sabljak,Martin Harry Greenberg
Publisher : Random House Value Publishing
Release :1990
Total pages :328
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043526743

Specially written to take advantage of the public's fascination with true crime stories and the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List generated by national television and the publication of numerous books recounting today's notorious crimes.

Author : Alan Wachtel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2014-11-17
Total pages :64
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781633559288

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national agency dedicated to investigating federal crimes. Founded as a small team of special agents on July 26, 1908, the Bureau was first charged with enforcing the growing body of federal laws covering the United States as a whole. Almost from the beginning of its 100-year history, the Bureau has been the subject of legend and controversy. It has also evolved into a vast and sophisticated national law-enforcement agency. Whether as a federal crime-fighting force or a source of investigative support to local and state police forces, the modern FBI strives to embody its ideals of fidelity, bravery, and integrity. In 1952, a young man told the police where he thought they could find the notorious bank robber Willie Sutton. Sutton was on the FBI's Ten Most wanted Fugitives list, and the young man had recognized him from an FBI bulletin. This book tells the story of some of the FBI's most dramatic cases-and how ordinary citizens have often helped agents pursue and catch their quarry. From Wanted posters to TV's America's Most Wanted, the FBI has used publicity to make it harder for criminals to hide and easier for authorities to find them.

Author : Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher : e-artnow
Release :2017-03-20
Total pages :71
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9788026875543

The FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list arose from a conversation held in late 1949 between J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, and William Kinsey Hutchinson who were discussing ways to promote capture of the FBI's "toughest guys". For sixty years, the FBI has sought the public's assistance in a special way through one of our most effective and longest running publicity programs, which, since 1950, has led to the location of more than 460 of our nation's most dangerous criminals. Content: FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” Program: The Beginnings Today The Program Criteria for Placement on the List The List Removal from the List How the FBI Gets Its Men and Women: A 20-Year Study of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” Program 1989-2009 Today's "Top Ten” List More Likely to Include Terrorist, Organized Crime Figures and Child Predators "Top Tenners” Cannot Hide for Long Many Fugitives Found far from Home "Top Ten” Fugitives Increasingly Caught Through Publicity Conclusion Project Pin Point Project Welcome Home America's Most Wanted Famous Cases: Thomas James Holden William Raymond Nesbit Isaie Beausoleil Clyde Edward Laws James Earl Ray Richard Lee Tingler, Jr. Ruth Eisemann-Schier Theodore Robert Bundy Eric Robert Rudolph Warren Jeffs Service Martyrs

Author : Duane Swierczynski
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2014-02-04
Total pages :340
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781628739060

In 1949, a crime reporter looking for a way to fill a column published the nation’s ten worst criminals as classified by the FBI: two accused murderers, four escaped convicts, a bank robber, and three “confidence men.” In addition to the stark black and white photos that accompanied the article, the public was most moved by the idea that law enforcement was asking them for help. Fired up by the gesture of confidence, Americans banded together to wholeheartedly support the motion, leading to tips that helped facilitate the capture of the advertised criminals. Some of those on the list even surrendered voluntarily due to the increased publicity. The rogues’ gallery showcases fugitives such as: • William Raymond Nesbit, first on the list to be captured • James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. • Ted Bundy, ruthless serial killer • Ruth Eisemann-Schier, kidnapper and first woman to make the Top Ten • Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, 1993 World Trade Center bomber This encyclopedia includes criminals’ photographs, crime details, and “interesting fugitive facts” as well as a brief history of the list and what it has accomplished in more than fifty years.

Author : Duane Swierczynski
Publisher : Facts on File
Release :2004
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0816045607

Presented in chronological order, offers profiles of each criminal on the FBI's most wanted list from 1950 to August 2003, including such facts as crimes committed, date placed on the list, and vital statistics.

Author : Dary Matera
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2010-11-23
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0062063219

The history, the hunts, the captures -- and the criminals still at large In 1950, the FBI officially instituted its now-legendary list of the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" as a means of alerting the public and enlisting their aid in the apprehension of notorious felons. Over the years, it has included such infamous names as bank robber Willie Sutton, serial killer Ted Bundy, and assassin James Earl Ray -- and 447 of the 475 criminals have been apprehended, many of them thanks to tips from ordinary citizens. In this gripping and endlessly fascinating account, New York Times bestselling author Dary Matera offers readers a stunning, in-depth look at some of the most remarkable manhunts in the history of law enforcement -- and shocking profiles of the crimes and the criminals currently enshrined . . . including an elusive mass-murderer with a $27 million bounty on his head: Osama Bin Laden.

Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :2010
Total pages :66
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : OCLC:701278261

Author : John Walsh
Publisher : Pocket Star
Release :1999
Total pages :427
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0671019945

Describes many of the most dramatic cases from "America's Most Wanted"