In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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, American History
Kessler offers two stories here. One is a protect-and-tell in which he lets the reader in on how many of the presidents, first ladies, and others who are protected by the Secret Service, behave in private. It is not at all graphic but reaffirms some notions we have of protectees and counters the ima...
I thought the stories in this book were awesome! I loved the way they put Presidents and their families "out in the open" that what we see on tv isn't the true way the families act. I laughed at alot of the stories with how goofy some of them were.
Initially I thought this book would look at the Secret Service as a whole; instead it looks at the agency through its service to Presidents from JFK to Obama. Some of it is is hilarious gossip, other times it veers into gossip rag territory. I felt there was a bias on the part of the author, but I'm...