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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Crown Publishing Group, 2010 - Political Science - 285 pages
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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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User Review  - ab1952 - Overstock.com

This was given as a gift so I dont have much to add but that I liked it. When it was opened they loved to story lines on the back. So Im sure one of them will start reading it very soon. My granddaughter wants t read it to. Read full review

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lot of things go on that most of these men and women probably dont want known. Makes for some interesting reading. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Read full review

Contents

Supervise l
6
Lancer
10
Volunteer
15
Threats
22
Searchlight
30
Daro
40
Passkey
49
Crown
56
Eagle
145
Cutting Corners
151
POTUS
162
Shutting Down Magnetometers
171
Trailblazer
180
24 Living on Borrowed Time 138
188
Turquoise and Twinkle 105
195
Angler
205

Jackal
64
Deacon
70
Stagecoach
80
Rawhide
87
Rainbow
94
Hogans Alley
100
I Forgot to Duck
106
The Big Show
118
Timberwolf
129
APsychics Vision
139
Renegade 211
216
Grenade
229
Padding Statistics
236
Dereliction of Duty
244
Afterword t0 the Paperback Edition 25l Epilogue
263
Secret Service Dates
267
Acknowledgments
273
Index
275
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About the author (2010)

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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