Book Review Essay: War on Crime

Sample Essay

In the book, War on crime: bandits, G-men, and the politics of mass culture, The author has explored the first days of the FBI and through his discussion, has shown how the FBI was nothing more than a national police force before it became an elite crime fighting federal machine as it is now considered to be (Potter, 1998). The author has elaborated on the realization of how the 1930s and 1940s became legends over time and how the media exercised publicity and promotion to bring them to a point where they are now almost a part of American folklore.

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