Terry Turchie spent thirty years in the FBI- first, as a clerical support employee from 1972-1976, and then as an FBI agent from 1976 until his retirement in May 2001, as the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. He received many promotions, Letters of Commendation, and Incentive Awards during his career, including the FBI Director's Award for Management and Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service. In 1986, he and his partners arrested Gennady Zacharov a Soviet KGB officer in New York City, for espionage. The Assistant Director of the FBI, New York called him, "a key figure in the Soviet Division and our effort to neutralize Soviet intelligence services." He led the UNABOM investigation from 1994 to 1998, drafting the search warrant for the cabin of Theodore Kaczynski. The FBI Director appointed him as the Inspector in Charge of the fugitive hunt for Eric Robert Rudolph, who detonated a bomb at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and murdered a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama in January 1998. In March 2000, he traveled overseas with former FBI Director Louis Freeh to facilitate joint investigations of international terrorism and al-Qaeda in the Far East. Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2001, he went to work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as the head of the counterintelligence program. Donagh Bracken is a native New Yorker born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx. He went to Manhattan Prep (Manhattan College High School) in Riverdale, then walked across the campus and attended Manhattan College earning a B.B.A... After graduation, he fulfilled his Cold War military obligation and entered the United States Army. He was assigned to the Tenth Infantry at the Combat Development Experimentation Center (CDEC) in California and worked on the development of nuclear warfare tactics. Following his military experience, he was inspired by John F. Kennedy to enter the political world and entered the Democratic Party in suburban New York. His drive and inclinations resulted in his co-ordination of campaigns for candidates on the local and congressional levels; his last, the successful 28th CD re-election of Congressman John Dow the sole congressman in an unsafe district to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Family illness intervened and he turned to the interpretation of the American Civil War through computer technology co-editing the Historyscope Series a computerized display of the 384 major battles of the Civil War compiled by the National Park Service. He also brought the sounds of the Civil War to the present day by using the old recorded battle cry of Confederate veterans to recreate a combat battlefield situation. also wrote "The Words of War, "contrasting the Civil War reportage of "The New York Times" and "The Charleston Mercury."
"In Their Own Words" is a chilling account of how our society is swerving far left into a socialist form of Government, where liberty and due process give way to socialist agendas. Corrupting the Department of Justice and the FBI is a step in the process. The authors have done a masterful job of plotting this dangerous course. We stand in the Abyss.-- -(Danny O. Coulson, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI, Retired)."In Their Own Words does a superb case of linking the violent communist/socialist philosophy that people like Bernie Sanders and others are giving legitimacy. I was a Bombing Coordinator in the FBI's Washington, D.C. Field Office when the Weather Underground was tied to the U.S. Capitol bombing. Many Americans compartmentalize these past and present violent acts as singular events- not thinking they are part of a long term strategy driven by a philosophical belief that is evangelized by some Democratic Party politicians and media pushing communism/socialism forward with no end in sight. In Their Own Words shows these violent events are part of a larger movement stemming from the revolutionary violence of the 1960's and 1970's. I saw these same people racing down Pennsylvania Avenue back then, bent on destruction of government buildings. The only thing that stopped them was a line of DC policemen who exhibited remarkable bravery and restraint- the same policemen who some politicians and media personalities now hold up as targets of hate, derision and racism. It wasn't true then-and it's not true now." -(Donald E. Stukey, Head of the Soviet Counterintelligence Section, (Decade of the Spy-the 1980's), FBI Senior Executive Service, Retired).v"Terry Turchie had a tremendously impactful career as an FBI Agent dedicated to combatting hostile intelligence and terrorist operations against the United States. He is easily within the top one percent of Agents most respected by his peers. His continuing passion for the well-being and security of our nation is evident in his latest book In Their Own Words." -Kevin R. Brock, former Assistant Director for Intelligence, FBI, and Principal Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center, Retired.