Ronald Kessler
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Ronald Kessler

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 non-fiction books about the Trump White House, Secret Service, FBI, and CIA.

Kessler began his career as a journalist in 1964 on the Worcester Telegram, followed by three years as an investigative reporter and editorial writer with the Boston Herald. In 1968, he joined the Wall Street Journal as an investigative reporter in the New York bureau. He became an investigative reporter with the Washington Post in 1970 and continued in that position until 1985.

Kessler's new book is "The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game."

Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards--for national reporting and for community service. Kessler has also won the American Political Science Association's Public Affairs Reporting Award, the Associated Press' Sevellon Brown Memorial Award, and Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year award. Franklin Pierce University awarded him the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for excellence as a prolific author, journalist, and communicator. He is listed in Who's Who in America.

"Ron Kessler...has enjoyed a reputation for solid reporting over the past four decades." Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast. "Kessler's such a skilled storyteller, you almost forget this is dead-serious nonfiction..." Newsweek. "[Ronald Kessler] is the man who broke the story about the [Secret Service prostitution] episode in Cartagena...." New York Times. "His [Kessler's] book quotes both flattering and unflattering observations about presidents of both parties." FactCheck.org. "[Ronald Kessler] is one of the nation's top investigative journalists." Fox & Friends. "Ron Kessler appears to get everything first." Slate.

Ron Kessler lives with his wife Pamela Kessler in the Washington, D.C. area. Also an author and former Washington Post reporter, Pam Kessler wrote "Undercover Washington: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved." His daughter Rachel Kessler, a public relations executive, and son Greg Kessler, an artist, live in New York.

Kessler's website is www.RonaldKessler.com.

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Best Sellers

    • In the President's Secret Service

    • Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 332

    Secret Service agents, acting as human surveillance cameras, observe everything that goes on behind the scenes in the president's inner circle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inside more than just the Secret Service

    • By Walter on 10-24-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Bureau

    • The Secret History of the FBI
    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The Bureau takes listeners behind the scenes of the FBI, from its creation in 1908 to the scandals of present day....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read, Bad Listen

    • By Blake on 09-21-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The First Family Detail

    • Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Michael Bybee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 270

    The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was very, very interesting!

    • By E.R. on 08-19-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Trump White House

    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 35

    Based on interviews with the president and his staff, The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game tells the real story of what Donald Trump is like, who influences him, what he says about the people around him, and how he operates when the television lights go off....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional, impressive and well written.

    • By Anonymous User on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Inside the C.I.A.

    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Chris Lane
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    In this unparalleled work of investigative journalism, Ronald Kessler reveals the inner world of the C.I.A. Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pre- 9/11 look at CIA's strengths and weaknesses

    • By Gregory R. Martin on 08-14-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secrets of the FBI

    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Michael Bybee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 184

    Best-selling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBIs most closely guarded secrets, including the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Lynn on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Laura Bush

    • An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady
    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was such a pleasure to meet Laura Bush

    • By Jean on 07-29-10

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Inside the White House

    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    With unprecedented access to Secret Service agents, domestic servants, Air Force One stewards, and military aides, journalist Ronald Kessler has gone behind the scenes....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Politically slanted, but interesting.

    • By S. Horvath on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Terrorist Watch

    • Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack
    • By: Ronald Kessler
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Although it has been over five years since the 9/11 attacks, Americans still do not have a clear sense of how our government is waging the war on terror....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable information with Republican rantings

    • By Wyatt on 11-25-07

    Regular price: $20.99

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