In the President's Secret Service

In the President's Secret Service

Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

eBook - 2009
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Because Secret Service agents are sworn to secrecy, the American public rarely knows what presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and Cabinet officers and their families are really like. If they did, says a former Secret Service agent, "They would scream."
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2009
ISBN: 9780307461377
0307461378
Characteristics: xii, 273 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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Brendablau
Feb 19, 2017

What a breath of fresh air about a very non public topic. Especially relevant in the political times we live in.
Well written

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Staggerwing
Apr 05, 2014

Very interesting with details we would not otherwise know. It provides the behind closed doors look at our presidents and first ladies. As well as vice-presidents and their family members. With an additional limited look into the lives of those who run for political office.

Exposing the under-staffing and short-funding poses the question why would taxpayers be funding massively expense vacations for wives and children of the presidents while the Secret Service is using antiquated weapons and overlooking recurrent training.

It's no wonder the resignations are so high. Those who hold the position have no life because they are always on duty. I have worked in a career where there is little time for sleep and the demands are high. It's horrible and until someone has been under those demands it is not possible to understand how it destroys your life and health.

As citizens we should stand up for better working conditions for this department and demand reduction in the turnover. Constantly hiring and training is costing us precious resources not only financially but in skills. The Secret Service needs massive changes in management.

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athena14
Apr 21, 2012

Don't read this book if you want to retain much respect for our past presidents (sexual escapades) or our present Secret Service (whining about work schedules and promotion policies).

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mpeyton
Mar 31, 2012

Love it! It's very interesting.

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tocch101
Feb 15, 2012

Very interesting and informative. I really enjoyed the insight.

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hughrose
Jan 12, 2010

great read

factual

bit of a Republical-friendly focus

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