US Marshals

Inside America's Most Storied Law Enforcement Service
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD12543
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483004228
Narrator/s: John Pruden
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Blending history and memoir, retired US Marshal Mike Earp-a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp--offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation's development for more than two hundred years.Mike Earp spent his career with the US Marshals Service, reaching the number-three position in the organization's hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening book, written with the service's full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization-the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, US Marshals aren't responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on US soil, an extraordinarily hazardous job often involving gun battles and physical altercations. Earp takes us back to the service's early days, explaining its creation and its role in the border wars that helped make continental expansion possible. He brings to life the gunslingers and gunfights that have made the Marshals legend, and explores the service's role today integrating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the hunt for the most notorious criminals-terrorists, drug lords, and gun runners.Setting his own experiences within the long history of the US Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe.

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