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

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


By (author) Ronald Kessler

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  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • Format: Paperback | 285 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 030746136X
  • ISBN 13: 9780307461360
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 36,813

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Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service. 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. - George W. Bush's daughters would try to lose their agents. - Based on a psychic's vision that a sniper would assassinate President George H. W. Bush, the Secret Service changed his motorcade route. - To make the press think he came to work early, Jimmy Carter would walk into the Oval Office at 5 a.m., then nod off to sleep. - Lyndon Johnson gave dangerous instructions to his Secret Service agents and -engaged in extensive philandering at the White House.

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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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“Rips the lid off the inside world of Secret Service agents and the presidents they protect.” —"New York Post " “[A] fascinating exposé . . . high-energy read . . . amusing, saucy, often disturbing anecdotes about the VIPs the Secret Service has protected and still protects.” —"USA Today" From USA TODAY, Reviewed By Don Oldenburg, Special for USA TODAY The recent news report that corner-cutting at the U.S. Secret Service has put President Obama's life at greater risk may be the most attention-grabbing disclosure emerging from Ron Kessler's latest book. But there's a lot more in this fascinating exposé, which penetrates that federal agency's longstanding mission and tradition of sworn secrecy. Never mind that the book's title is stiffer than the Secret Service's public persona — dour-faced agents wearing pressed suits, dark sunglasses and earphones, scouring crowds for potential threats. Inside the covers, Kessler