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In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

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Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler reveals their secrets for the first time.

Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the presidents inner circle. Kessler reveals what they have seen, providing startling, previously untold stories about the presidents, from John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to George W. Bush and Barack Obama, as well as about their families, Cabinet officers, and White House aides.

Kessler portrays the dangers that agents face and how they carry out their missions–from how they are trained to how they spot and assess potential threats. With fly-on-the-wall perspective, he captures the drama and tension that characterize agents lives.

In this headline-grabbing book, Kessler discloses assassination attempts that have never before been revealed. He shares inside accounts of past assaults that have put the Secret Service to the test, including a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot.

While Secret Service agents are brave and dedicated, Kessler exposes how Secret Service management in recent years has betrayed its mission by cutting corners, risking the assassination of President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and their families. Given the lax standards, “Its a miracle we have not had a successful assassination,” a current agent says.

Since an assassination jeopardizes democracy itself, few agencies are as important as the Secret Service–nor is any other subject as tantalizing as the inner sanctum of the White House. Only tight-lipped Secret Service agents know the real story, and Ronald Kessler is the only journalist to have won their trust.

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After conducting exclusive interviews with more than 100 current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning reporter Kessler reveals their secrets for the first time.

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RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War.

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Jamakiel Mcdamalias, November 28, 2012 (view all comments by Jamakiel Mcdamalias)
In the Secret Service By: Ronald Kessler


“The secret Service provides protection at so-called special events of national significance, including the Olympics, presidential inaugurations, national conventions and visits from the pope.” This quote from Ronald Kessler pretty much sums up the book. Unlike many books with a solid beginning, middle, and end, this book is just a collection of small stories from different presidents. For example I learned that president Kennedy had extramarital affairs with many different woman and the secret service helped him keep it away from his wife. To be completely honest, I found this book to be pretty boring, especially by the end because a lot of the stories were very similar and the author went off on tangents about random things. I am not trying to say this is a bad book, rather I found it to be a little boring at times. However, I did like the the overall theme of the book. I thought the theme of the book was: Not everything is as good as it appears to be. I think that is a great theme because a lot of people try to portray themselves as happy, or rich, and other random things, but the reality is everyone has their problems, and it’s not always as good as it appears to be, so to sum it all up, I personally did not like the book, but I would still recommend reading it if you are looking for something to read.

Review By: Jamakiel Mcdamalias
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307461360
Author:
Kessler, Ronald
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
non-fiction;history;secret service;politics;presidents;security;biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-PAGE BandW INSERT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .7 in .5375 lb

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