The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After the Assassination of JFK

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Three Rivers Press, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred.

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come true–and an encouraging sign of the charismatic president’s vision for a new America.

But the dream quickly turned sour. Bolden found himself regularly subjected to open hostility and blatant racism, and he was appalled by the White House team’s irresponsible approach to security. In the wake of JFK’s assassination, Bolden sought to expose the agency’s negligence, only to find himself the victim of a sinister conspiracy. The Echo from Dealey Plaza is the story of the terrible price paid by one man for his commitment to truth and justice.
  

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User Review  - Gatorhater - LibraryThing

The Echo from Dealey Plaza by Abraham Bolden, he became the first black to be hired as a Secret Service Agent in the White House; in charge of protecting the president, he exposed the lax efforts used by the SSA to protect the president, resulting in his assassination. Read full review

Review: The Echo from Dealey Plaza: the True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice After the Assassination of JFK

User Review  - John - Goodreads

I have read a great deal about President Kennedy, his assassination, and the aftermath. It was interesting to read about his relationship with the first African American on the service detail of an American President. This book was well-written and enjoyable. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
7
Section 4
17
Section 5
25
Section 6
29
Section 7
41
Section 8
61
Section 12
135
Section 13
155
Section 14
165
Section 15
191
Section 16
213
Section 17
231
Section 18
247
Section 19
265

Section 9
86
Section 10
101
Section 11
111
Section 20
279
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About the author (2009)

ABRAHAM BOLDEN graduated cum laude from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, with a B.A. in music composition. He served in the U.S. Secret Service from 1960 to 1964. Bolden now lives in Chicago and is retired after working for thirty years in the field of quality-control supervision.


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