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    DescriptionNever 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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    Title
    In the President's Secret Service
    Subtitle
    Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Kessler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 285
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307461360
    ISBN 10: 030746136X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, JPHC
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL012000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL040010, POL037000, POL036000
    DC21: 363.28
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.28
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.28/30973
    LC classification: HV8144.S43 K47 2010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 8-PAGE B&W INSERT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    15 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    RONALD KESSLER is the New York Times bestselling author of The Terrorist Watch, The Bureau, Inside the White House, and The CIA at War.
    Review quote
    "Rips the lid off the inside world of Secret Service agents and the presidents they protect." --"New York Post " "[A] fascinating expose . . . 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 expose, 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's lively narrative is loaded with details of how the federal agents, authorized to protect the president and other national leaders, get the job done -- and sometimes don't. But what fuels this high-energy read isn't Kessler's investigation of the Secret Service's training, procedures and strategies -- from guaranteeing the safety of the president's food to analyzing daily threats. Instead what turns these pages are the amusing, saucy, often disturbing anecdotes about the VIPs the Secret Service has protected and still protects. The secrets, in other words. Some of it would border on tabloid sensationalism if it hadn't come directly from current and retired agents (most identified by name, to Kessler's credit). Of course, you'd expect the salacious stories of John Kennedy's libido, but the less-told tales of an often-drunken and philandering Lyndon Johnson caught with his pants down are shocking. Family-values champion Spiro Agnew had his hotel-room peccadilloes, it seems, and nice Jimmy Carter his animosities. R