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Secrets of the Secret Service

Secrets of the Secret Service

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


SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what makes the Secret Service tick and the increasingly reactive strategies and tactics that place presidential security at risk.

The United States Secret Service is tasked with one of the world’s most important missions: protecting the President of the United States. World stability rests upon their shoulders. When they sign up to lay down their lives for the leader of the free world, they pledge to ensure America’s continuity of government and continued leadership on the world stage.

But unbeknownst to most Americans, that legacy faces a great risk today.

The agency today is fraught with management problems thanks to years of increased politicization. The Secret Services’ strategy and tactics have become increasingly reactive, placing presidential security at risk.

New York Times bestselling author GARY BYRNE, a former Secret Service officer, reveals the agency’s evolution, studying the major attacks it has thwarted and bringing to life the key players, forces and dramatic shifts that have made it what it is today – an elite but troubled protection force.

SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE shares action-packed stories from the agency’s past, covering key moments of American history you only think you know about, and how the Secret Service’s untenable downward spiral is set to repeat some of American history’s darkest days including the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and John and Robert Kennedy – as well as the foiled attempts on the lives of Jackson, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Ford, Reagan, both Presidents Bush, Clinton, Obama, and Trump.

SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE is a unique behind-the-scenes look at what makes the Secret Service tick. It gives the reader an appreciation for the challenges they face every day, from internal and external threats. And it shows the way forward for an agency at a crossroads.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / American Government / Executive Branch

On Sale: January 2nd 2018

Price: $27

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9781546082477

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Praise

Praise for Crisis of Character:

"I read it cover to cover!"
Sean Hannity, Fox News Channel
"The book is worth reading to better understand the ways people who possess great power but lack character can abuse good public servants. Mr. Byrne's reporting on the flaws of the Federal Air Marshalls Service is also eye-opening - and scary."
Fred J. Eckert, The Washington Times
"Hillary Clinton has a 'Jekyll and Hyde' personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive - and even physical - outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all."
New York Post
"Byrne reveals what he observed inside the White House while protecting the First Family in the 1990s."
The Drudge Report
"[Crisis of Character] validates the public's growing distrust of Hillary's character. It reminds us of the Clintons' countless scandals and the deficits in their leadership. It is a message from someone who knew them personally, and it is a message we would do well to heed."
Townhall.com
"Byrne is a former Secret Service officer who has written a tell-all book, "Crisis of Character," about the (horrible/embarrassing/appalling) things he purportedly witnessed during the Bill Clinton presidency."

Gail Collins, New York Times
"Byrne's What-the-Butler-Saw style account is particularly damning [...] so much of his testimony rings true based on what the world knows about goings-on at the Clinton White House. [...] Byrne [says] that it is his 'patriotic duty' to ensure voters know the unvarnished truth about the Clintons."
The Daily Mail
"Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne offers a ground-zero look at the Lewinsky scandal - and other Bill Clinton misadventures that should have been national scandals - in his new book Crisis of Character. Even though top Clinton White House officials have confirmed Byrne was an honorable officer, the Clinton machine has been working to pressure television networks into ignoring the news and helping Hillary Clinton's campaign by not reporting on the details contained within Byrne's bombshell book."
Breitbart.com