"A richly detailed account of the FBI's response to the world crisis of the 1930s and 1940s that overturns much accepted 'wisdom' about FBI intelligence failures and turf battles. Batvinis stays close to his sources while telling an engrossing story that should become the new standard account of FBI counterintelligence. A stimulating and fascinating work." Richard Gid Powers, author of Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover "A strong and compelling book on the FBI's pre-World War II transformation." Katherine Sibley, author of Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War "An important book on a little-explored aspect of FBI history." Athan Theoharis, author of The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History"
"This interesting book traces the development of the FBI's counterintelligence role in the crucible of pre-World War II security concerns."
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