True Stories from the Files of the FBI - W. Cleon Skousen & Paul B. Skousen

True Stories from the Files of the FBI

By W. Cleon Skousen & Paul B. Skousen

  • Release Date: 2016-08-01
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings


Be the FBI Agent in training under J. Edgar Hoover and run the gauntlet of Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson and the Barker Karpis Gang. Step back into downtown Chicago of the 1930s and retrace the steps of some of America’s most notorious mobsters.

True Stories from the Files of the FBI was written by W. Cleon Skousen under the direct supervision of Mr. Hoover himself. These first-hand accounts of actual “do or die” situations were used for decades to train thousands of FBI agents.

In this riveting retelling of “G-men” arresting or killing perpetrators of the country’s most violent crimes, learn how the investigations led to clues for the Charles Lindbergh kidnapping case, the Kansas City Massacre, the raids by John Herbert Dillinger and his gang, “Killer” Kinnie Wagner’s murder spree, and more.


“True Stories from the Files of the FBI captures the history of landmark criminal cases with riveting, quick-read storytelling- a must for every crime reader’s most wanted book list.”
~ Mark Singer, Founder of Chicago Crime Tours

“True Stories from the Files of the FBI is an amazing book to read. A lot of history, a lot of detail, a lot to learn.”
~ Michael J. Thompson, AML


  • Real FBI Book

    By USAFreedom
    This book has preserved history from the 1930’s. I loved all of the stories about what really happened. It reads very well.
  • Fun interesting read!

    By Dr fatty slim
    A great read for anyone who enjoys american history and exciting crime stories. This is an in depth look at the early history of the FBI and its training methods. This book will take you through some of the FBI's most famous cases from the beginning of the investigation to the final clues. When you finish you will find yourself wishing for more!
  • A “True Crime” Novel for the Ages

    By Mr. Mitt
    True Stories from the Files of the FBI starts out with a wonderful foreword by Paul B. Skousen, which set the tone of the entire book. The detail in the first section, Introduction to the FBI, was well done. I really got a good understanding of how the FBI was run by J. Edgar Hoover. The sections on each of the cases were an easy read. Although it lacks some description the fact these are true stories more than makes up for it. I highly recommend this book to all age looking for a good “True Crime” book.