Interesting insight into this world of protection. I thought too much time was spent lamenting problems, especially toward the end of the book. Overall, an interesting overview of the last 50+ years of Secret Service stories.
This book seemed to be a diatribe against the Secret Service. Kessler repeated over and over again how the Secret Service is not using magnatroms enough. I began to think I had read a chapter before, but not so. He should have just sent letters to newspaper editors and not bored his book readers to death.
It's truly awful to see how we are being deceived by our politicians and the media and to think that a person like hillary Clinton can get away with breaking laws and still some Americans think she'll be a good president! the American people are truly blinded by the media and suffer from apparent amnesia. Pray for our next president to be moral and just and the real deal! !!!!
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.
I'm addicted to audiobooks, particularly thrillers and erotic reads. I'd love for you to follow my reviews!
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.