If you are a right wing conservative it will right up your alley.
How can the Democratic Presidents of the last 50 years all be so horrible to work for and Republicans all be so sweet and accommodating.
The good/nice Presidents: Ford, Reagan, George H W Bush, George W Bush, Barack Obama. All others going back to Kennedy were not. Kennedy and Johnson exhibited the worst personal behavior. There have been some very strange/paranoid people in the WH.
Author needs a real editor - he goes on and on and on about SS underfunding.
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This book gave a lot of behind the scenes scoop about the Secret Service. I enjoyed the info about the various presidents and their families as well as the inner workings of the agency. At times it felt like the author had a bit of an axe to grind and that grew tiresome, but overall I liked the book and would recommend.
Interesting stories about several of our presidents but most of it feels like gossip. Much of the stories show our presidents in a negative light. I was under the impression that it was more about the life and training of secret service agents.
The first half or so, that covered protection details and the presidential families was good. The many anecdotal episodes were interesting. But in the last half of the book it becomes a drawn out and long winded diatribe about all the problems of the Secret Service management and shortcomings. While obviously important, it had a soapbox feeling to it and the examples were repetitious and stated over and over again.
Depends on the subject
No. The problems of the Secret Service can only be fixed by better management assigned by the Executive Branch and by funding from Congress. The average citizen could not drive this especially with higher government goals now.
View of the many Presidents from the secret service agents who guarded them.
This book reads like a "tell all" ...the author is very good at making sure that any "quotes" from other books get the credit when he uses them. He does this pretty frequently. The book meanders a bit back and forth from this president to that president. But we learn a lot more details about the Agents and how Secrets Service Works than many books. Truman and FDR get little time but Jimmy Carter is given the worst view. He is made to look as "lazy and very ineffective".....Nixon is the dark horse is viewed a moody and temperamental. Gerald Ford and Betty have little new info. Ronald Regan is well liked but Nancy is viewed as overly emotional and moody. Bill and Hillary and the Obamas get the "least" amount of info given about them. Clearly the Bush Families are the best liked and especially BARBARA and LAURA are the best liked of all the "people" in the White House. Some new interesting info on The Kennedy Children is shared. This is a good book that moves along very well. WE do get a good look into the "lives" of the Secret Services on a personal basis on their sacrifices and how the agency works. But the Secret Services is not very 'secret' in their ability to talk about the first families in their care if every thing this book says is accurate. I give it 3 out of 5....for a view from with in the walls of the White House. VERY good narration.
In the Top 5.
The bravery of these men and what they and their families have sacrificed to protect the President of these United States.
The shooting of JFK and how they did all they could to protect him.
The Sacrifice we Americans make to protect our great country.
The is an eyeopener to the deceit and dishonesty that goes on in the White House where things should be honest and for the American people who have put their trust in this great country's leaders. So Sad!
I liked it. It was fun to hear inside stories about what goes on behind the scenes. Interesting stuff.
The fact they are lax in using metal detectors for large crowds, makes me not want to go to a event like that.
How Secret Service personnel do talk after the term is up and how much they are willing to divulge.
How little they are paid for the risks they are taking
How much presidents get away with and how some have felt their power is supreme.
How they exposed presidents Johnson, Clinton and Kennedy's high levels of testosterone.
Audible books always give you the ability to listen to a book when you can't read, like driving in a car or on a long walk. It beats main stream media
How some presidents have shamed the dignity of the highest position in the world.
Do not make this into a documentary, make it into a movie.