Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era

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Trine Day #ad - While there haven't been many Secret Service related books about U. S. The not-so-secret service provides the facts with the bark off, so to speak, and reveals politically incorrect information of a decidedly unsafe nature. It may be controversial and against the grain, but this book is heavily documented and timely, of course, the President, foreign dignitaries, and, as the Secret Service guards our political candidates, the first family and the ex-presidents and their families.

Presidents, the ones still in print and even those long out of print are often sanitized memoirs of a politically correct nature or "tell-all" tabloid historical junk meant merely for entertainment purposes.

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WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside

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Booklocker.com, Inc. #ad - From january 1986 until march 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U. S. W. The usher's office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. Chris emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century. Bush, and 14 months under President Clinton.

Chris emery was only the 18th white house usher since 1891, and had the honor and privilege to serve presidential families for three years during the Reagan administration, four years for President H. His vignettes recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider’s viewpoint. Known as the usher's office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home.

WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside #ad - The staff consists of butlers, florists, grounds personnel, maids, curators, painters, carpenters, doormen, electricians, housemen, chefs, calligraphers, cooks, storekeepers, plumbers, and administrative support. Ushers work closely with the first family, conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, Social Office, Press Office, senior staff, teas, Secret Service Agency, and more.

Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families’ home. Government—an usher in the White House. For more than 200 years, a small office has operated on the State Floor of the White House Executive Residence. I loved my trip down memory lane.

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Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve

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Word Association Publishers #ad - To quote President Bush Sr. It was great to travel with the First Team". The presidents i was privileged to serve were ordinary folks like you and I, who did extraordinary things to be elected. I volunteered for flying duty and was sent to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey in 1963. Upon graduation from high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, not knowing where my travels would take me.

From there, I traveled all over the world transporting troops. In 1973, i volunteered and was accepted into the 89th military airlift wing, which required a top secret clearance, special air missions organization at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, and was the home of Air Force One. After experiencing my first air force one backup trip with President Nixon to Europe and the Middle East, I set another goal to become a permanent member of the Air Force One flight crew; but it did not happen right away.

Meanwhile, cabinet level officers, premier of china, ms lillian, members of congress, chancellor of germany, president of Turkey, President Carter's mother, the last men to walk on the moon, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, I was privileged to fly missions that included a 33 day presidential goodwill trip with the Apollo 17 astronauts, around the world, the prime minister of India, high ranking military officers, Vice President's Ford and Mondale.

Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve #ad - On september 1, 1979, during the last 16 months of the carter administration, 8 years with President Reagan 19 months of which were served as his Chief Steward, I was selected as a permanent member of the Air Force One flight crew, 3 1/2 years as chief steward for President Bush SR. Personally, fulfilling my dreams of world travels, I had the time of my life, and it truly was a privilege and pleasure to serve the Presidents aboard Air Force One.

As a young person growing up in a small coal mining community in western Pennsylvania, I dreamed of traveling and seeing the world.

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Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - But more than just a weekend getaway, Camp David has also been the site of private meetings and high-level summits with foreign leaders to foster diplomacy. Former camp david commander Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN Ret. Takes us deep into this enigmatic and revered sanctuary. It has hosted decades of family gatherings for thirteen presidents, from Franklin D.

Intensely private and completely secluded, the president's personal campground is situated deep in the woods, up miles of unmarked roads that are practically invisible to the untrained eye. The first-ever insider account of Camp David, the president's private retreat, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its inception.

Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. Roosevelt to barack Obama, including holiday celebrations, reunions, and even a wedding. A home away from the hustle and bustle of washington, and, this historic site is the ideal place for the First Family to relax, perhaps most important, unwind, escape from the incessant gaze of the media and the public.

Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat #ad - Combining fascinating first-person anecdotes of the presidents and their families with storied history and interviews with commanders both past and present, he reveals the intimate connection felt by the First Families with this historic retreat. Now, we are allowed to travel along the mountain route and directly into the fascinating and intimate complex of rustic residential cabins, for the first time, wildlife trails, and athletic courses that make up the presidential family room.

For seventy-five years, Camp David has served as the president's private retreat.

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Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories

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Lyons Press #ad - Paul brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations. ”. Reporting from the west wing briefing room since 2008, their families, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter @WestWingReport—weaves together stories of the presidents, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, the White House itself.

Under this roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it. Walk with john adams through the still-unfinished mansion, movie theater, radio, secrets and scandals, and watch thomas jefferson plot to buy the louisiana territory feel the fear and panic as british invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, movies, Brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, boom and bust, Situation Room, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, Oval Office and more.

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories #ad - Kennedy was murdered, 2001? history leaps off the page in this “riveting, ” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, where did he sleep? Why was one president nearly killed in the White House on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, was a blood-red carpet installed in the Oval Office? If Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus.

Like taking a tour of the white House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F.

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Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Joseph petro served for 23 years as a special agent in the United States Secret Service; eleven of them with presidents and vice presidents. That journey through the secret service provides an individual look inside the most discreet law enforcement agency in the world, and a uniquely intimate account of the Reagan presidency.

Engagingly, joseph petro tells "first hand" stories of: riding horses with the Reagans; eluding the press and sneaking the President and Mrs. Reagan out of the white house; rehearsing assassination attempts and working, then re-working every detail of the president's trips around the world; negotiating the president's protection with the KGB; diverting a 26 car presidential motorcade in downtown Tokyo; protecting Vice-President Dan Quayle at Rajiv Gandhi's funeral where he was surrounded by Yassir Arafat's heavily armed bodyguards; taking charge of the single largest protective effort in the history of the Secret Service-Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to the United States; and being only one of three witnesses at the private meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that ushered in the end of the Cold War.

Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service #ad - Joseph petro provides an original and fascinating perspective of the Secret Service, the inner workings of the White House and a little seen view of world leaders, as a man who stood next to history. For four of those years he stood by the side of Ronald Reagan. Following his career as a navy lieutenant, during which he patrolled the rivers and canals along the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, he worked his way up through the Secret Service to become one of the key men in charge of protecting the President.

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Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Included are never before discussed topics such as the complicated relationship between presidents, first ladies and their agents, the inner workings of Secret Service protective operations as well as the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family.

W. A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. With stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W.

Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President #ad - Bushdan emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Within arm's length also shares firsthand details about conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One.

Within arm's length is the essential book on the United States Secret Service. Kennedy was assassinated. Bush, president William Clinton, and President George W. Bush, dan emmett describes the professional, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team, physical and emotional challenges faced by Secret Service agents.

The events surrounding the president's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent—one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary.

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Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.

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Eastern Harbor Press #ad - He spilled ice ​water on Frank Sinatra's sock. And that was just the small stuff. A funny, first ladies, fast-paced memoir, Downstairs at the White House is richly decorated with presidents, celebrities . And events that shook America.   ​     . At the age of 17, don stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history.

Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate. #ad - A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House staff, he frequently loitered outside of the Oval Office to watch it unfold. What he saw throughout the White House ran  the gamut from the deeply profound to the wildly hilarious. He was also a kid who did the same kind of harebrained things most teenagers do.

Only steps away from the Oval Office, he fought with a foreign head of state for space in a restroom. He devised a shortcut that tripped countless alarms and summoned an agitated band of Secret Service agents.

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Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service

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Center Street #ad - In this book, he shares what he has witnessed and learned about the Secret Service with the hope that the problems of this most important agency can be fixed before it's too late. Agents and officers are leaving the Secret Service in droves, or they're being overworked to the point where they lose focus on the job.

Given this important mission, world stability rests upon the shoulders of its agents. Byrne believes that this means danger for the men and women of the Secret Service, danger for the President they protect, and danger for the nation. In his new book, former secret service officer gary byrne takes readers behind the scenes to understand the agency's history and today's security failings that he believes put Americans at risk The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation.

Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service #ad - Gary byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, the secret service stands at a crossroads, as it works to protect President Trump, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.

From the author of the #1 new york times bestseller CRISIS OF CHARACTER comes an explosive new exposé of the Secret Service. The united states secret service is tasked with protecting our Presidents, their families, and the complex in which they live and work. Management makes decisions based on politics, not the welfare of their employees.

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Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy

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Trine Day #ad - Painstakingly researched by an authority on the history of the Secret Service and based on primary, and family members, White House aides, firsthand accounts from more than 80 former agents, this is the definitive account of what went wrong with John F. An important addition to the canon of works on JFK and his assassination, seeming culpability, this study sheds light on the gross negligence and, in some cases, of those sworn to protect the president.

Kennedy’s security detail on the day he was assassinated. This book also thoroughly investigates the threats on the president’s life before traveling to Texas; the presence of unauthorized Secret Service agents in Dealey Plaza, the site of the assassination; the failure of the Secret Service in monitoring and securing the surrounding buildings, overhangs, and rooftops; and the surprising conspiratorial beliefs of several former agents.

Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy #ad - The work provides a detailed look at how jfk could and should have been protected and debunks numerous fraudulent notions that persist about the day in question, including that JFK ordered agents off the rear of his limousine; demanded the removal of the bubble top that covered the vehicle; and was difficult to protect and somehow, directly or indirectly, made his own tragic death easier for an assassin or assassins.

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Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World's Most Amazing Helicopter

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St. Martin's Press #ad - One day at an airfield when president reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. It's also a personal guided tour inside the world's most famous helicopter by a man who knows that flying machine better than any other.

Bush, bill Clinton, George W. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. Col. Bush and Barack Obama. When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group. Inside marine one is a great american success story of a young boy who dreamed big, worked hard and finally flew the President of the United States as his number one passenger.

Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World's Most Amazing Helicopter #ad - It wasn't until he was running low on college funds and saw a recruiter at his college that he joined the Marines and began the journey towards his dream from Parris Island to Bravo Company and, then, officer training school. L'heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.

W. Inside marine One is Col. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the local airfield.

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