Standing Next to History: An Agent’s Life Inside the Secret Service

Thomas Dunne Books #ad - Reagan out of the white house; rehearsing assassination attempts and working, then re-working every detail of the president's trips around the world; negotiating the president's protection with the KGB; diverting a 26 car presidential motorcade in downtown Tokyo; protecting Vice-President Dan Quayle at Rajiv Gandhi's funeral where he was surrounded by Yassir Arafat's heavily armed bodyguards; taking charge of the single largest protective effort in the history of the Secret Service-Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to the United States; and being only one of three witnesses at the private meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that ushered in the end of the Cold War.

Joseph petro provides an original and fascinating perspective of the Secret Service, the inner workings of the White House and a little seen view of world leaders, as a man who stood next to history. Joseph petro served for 23 years as a special agent in the United States Secret Service; eleven of them with presidents and vice presidents.

Standing Next to History: An Agent's Life Inside the Secret Service #ad - That journey through the secret service provides an individual look inside the most discreet law enforcement agency in the world, and a uniquely intimate account of the Reagan presidency. Engagingly, joseph petro tells "first hand" stories of: riding horses with the Reagans; eluding the press and sneaking the President and Mrs.

For four of those years he stood by the side of Ronald Reagan. Following his career as a navy lieutenant, during which he patrolled the rivers and canals along the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, he worked his way up through the Secret Service to become one of the key men in charge of protecting the President.


Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve

Word Association Publishers #ad - From there, I traveled all over the world transporting troops. In 1973, i volunteered and was accepted into the 89th military airlift wing, Maryland, special air missions organization at Andrews Air Force Base, which required a top secret clearance, and was the home of Air Force One. After experiencing my first air force one backup trip with President Nixon to Europe and the Middle East, I set another goal to become a permanent member of the Air Force One flight crew; but it did not happen right away.

Meanwhile, president of turkey, ms lillian, around the world, the last men to walk on the moon, members of congress, President Carter's mother, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, I was privileged to fly missions that included a 33 day presidential goodwill trip with the Apollo 17 astronauts, Chancellor of Germany, the prime minister of India, cabinet level officers, high ranking military officers, premier of China, Vice President's Ford and Mondale.

Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve #ad - On september 1, 1979, i was selected as a permanent member of the air force one flight crew, during the last 16 months of the Carter administration, 8 years with President Reagan 19 months of which were served as his Chief Steward, 3 1/2 years as chief steward for President Bush SR. Upon graduation from high school, I enlisted in the United States Air Force, not knowing where my travels would take me.

I volunteered for flying duty and was sent to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey in 1963. As a young person growing up in a small coal mining community in western Pennsylvania, I dreamed of traveling and seeing the world. Personally, i had the time of my life, fulfilling my dreams of world travels, and it truly was a privilege and pleasure to serve the Presidents aboard Air Force One.

To quote President Bush Sr.


Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President

St. Martin's Press #ad - Bush, president William Clinton, and President George W. Within arm's length also shares firsthand details about conducting presidential advances, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, and flying with him on Air Force One.

Within arm's length is the essential book on the United States Secret Service. W. Kennedy was assassinated. With stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W.

Within arm's length is a revealing and compelling inside look at the Secret Service and the elite Presidential Protective Division PPD. Bushdan emmett was just eight years old when President John F. This revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division, along with spellbinding stories from the author's career, gives the reader an unprecedented look in to the life and career of an agent in America's most elite law enforcement agency.

Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President #ad - Bush, dan emmett describes the professional, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team, physical and emotional challenges faced by Secret Service agents. Included are never before discussed topics such as the complicated relationship between presidents, first ladies and their agents, the inner workings of Secret Service protective operations as well as the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family.

The events surrounding the president's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent—one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary.


WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside

#ad, Inc. #ad - Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families’ home. Government—an usher in the White House. For more than 200 years, a small office has operated on the State Floor of the White House Executive Residence. From january 1986 until march 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U.

S. I loved my trip down memory lane. Former first lady Barbara Bush October 2017. Turn the pages to find out which first lady fired him. With his book, white house usher: stories from the Inside, former usher Chris Emery gives his readers a peek inside what happens upstairs at the White House. Known as the usher's office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home.

WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside #ad - Chris emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century. The usher's office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. The staff consists of butlers, cooks, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, storekeepers, housemen, doormen, chefs, curators, calligraphers, grounds personnel, maids, painters, florists, and administrative support.

Ushers work closely with the first family, conferences, Press Office, senior staff, teas, dinners, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, Secret Service Agency, receptions, Social Office, meetings, and more. W.


Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories

Lyons Press #ad - Reporting from the west wing briefing room since 2008, their families, the events of their time—and an oft-ignored major character, Brandus—the most followed White House journalist on Twitter @WestWingReport—weaves together stories of the presidents, the White House itself. Like taking a tour of the white House with a gifted storyteller at your side!” Why, in the minutes before John F.

Under this roof is a “sensuous account of the history of both the home of the President, and the men and women who designed, inhabited, and decorated it. Walk with john adams through the still-unfinished mansion, brandus takes you to the presidential bedroom, situation room, and watch thomas jefferson plot to buy the louisiana territory feel the fear and panic as British invaders approach the mansion in 1814—and Dolley Madison frantically saves a painting of Washington Gaze out the window with Abraham Lincoln as Confederate flags flutter in the breeze on the other side of the Potomac Be in the room as one president is secretly sworn in, TV changed the presidency—and the nation itself Through triumph and tragedy, and another gambles away the White House china in a card game Stand by the presidential bed as one First Lady—covering up her husband’s illness from the nation—secretly makes decisions on his behalf Learn how telephones, movies, radio, boom and bust, movie theater, secrets and scandals, Oval Office and more.

Under This Roof: The White House and the Presidency--21 Presidents, 21 Rooms, 21 Inside Stories #ad - Kennedy was murdered, where did he sleep? why was one president nearly killed in the white house on inauguration day—and another secretly sworn in? What really happened in the Situation Room on September 11, 2001? History leaps off the page in this “riveting, ” “fast-moving” and “highly entertaining” book on the presidency and White House in Under This Roof, was a blood-red carpet installed in the Oval Office? If Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom, from award-winning White House-based journalist Paul Brandus.

Paul brandus captivates with surprising, gloriously raw observations. ”.


20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents

Fideli Publishing #ad - When shots rang out in Dallas on November 22, 1963, U. S. This candid memoir includes youngblood's first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, as well as highlights from his twenty-year career in the Secret Service during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Kennedy, and Nixon.

Youngblood immediately lunged over the seat of the vice president's car and bravely used his body to shield Vice President Lyndon B. History, risks, and descriptions of the complexities, humorous anecdotes, and constant tensions involved in protecting America's chief executive. Faced with the unknown, Youngblood maintained this protective position as they sped toward Parkland Hospital.

20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents #ad - A unique and comprehensive collection of more than one hundred photographs has been added to illustrate this agent's amazing story. Secret service Agent Rufus W. Throughout that fateful day, he vigilantly remained by LBJ’s side to ensure his safety. Johnson. Readers will enjoy youngblood's behind-the-scenes look at some of the most pivotal events in U.


Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate.

Eastern Harbor Press #ad - And events that shook America.   ​     . He spilled ice ​water on Frank Sinatra's sock. And that was just the small stuff. A funny, first ladies, downstairs at the White House is richly decorated with presidents, fast-paced memoir, celebrities . At the age of 17, don stinson accidentally landed a job in the White House during Watergate, the largest political scandal in American history.

Downstairs at the White House: The story of a teenager, an Oval Office, and a ringside seat to Watergate. #ad - A truly insignificant member of the Nixon White House staff, he frequently loitered outside of the Oval Office to watch it unfold. What he saw throughout the White House ran  the gamut from the deeply profound to the wildly hilarious. He was also a kid who did the same kind of harebrained things most teenagers do.

Only steps away from the Oval Office, he fought with a foreign head of state for space in a restroom. He devised a shortcut that tripped countless alarms and summoned an agitated band of Secret Service agents.


Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era

Trine Day #ad - While there haven't been many Secret Service related books about U. S. It may be controversial and against the grain, as the Secret Service guards our political candidates, foreign dignitaries, but this book is heavily documented and timely, the President, of course, and, the first family and the ex-presidents and their families.

Not-So-Secret Service: Agency Tales from FDR to the Kennedy Assassination to the Reagan Era #ad - The not-so-secret service provides the facts with the bark off, so to speak, and reveals politically incorrect information of a decidedly unsafe nature. Presidents, the ones still in print and even those long out of print are often sanitized memoirs of a politically correct nature or "tell-all" tabloid historical junk meant merely for entertainment purposes.


A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

Mariner Books #ad - Praised by the new york times as “at once a masterly literary achievement and a work of major historical significance, ” A Thousand Days is not only a fascinating look at an American president, but a towering achievement in historical documentation. From jfk’s battle with nixon during the 1960 election, look at kennedy’s tenure in the white house, covering well-known successes, like his involvement in the Civil Rights movement; infamous humiliations, like the Skybolt missile mix-up, to international conflict and domestic unrest, like the Bay of Pigs; and often overlooked struggles, Schlesinger takes a close and fond, to the seemingly charmed inaugural days, but unsparing, alike.

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House #ad - Served as special assistant to President John F. In a thousand days, schlesinger combines intimate knowledge as one of President Kennedy’s inner circle with sweeping research and historic context to provide a look at one of the most legendary presidential administrations in American history. Kennedy throughout his presidency—from the long and grueling campaign to Kennedy’s tragic and unexpected assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald.

Pulitzer prize and national Book Award winner: “Of all the Kennedy books .  .  . This is the best. Time Arthur M.


Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

Little, Brown and Company #ad - It has hosted decades of family gatherings for thirteen presidents, from Franklin D. Now, for the first time, wildlife trails, we are allowed to travel along the mountain route and directly into the fascinating and intimate complex of rustic residential cabins, and athletic courses that make up the presidential family room.

For seventy-five years, Camp David has served as the president's private retreat. A home away from the hustle and bustle of washington, this historic site is the ideal place for the First Family to relax, unwind, and, perhaps most important, escape from the incessant gaze of the media and the public. The first-ever insider account of Camp David, the president's private retreat, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of its inception.

Never before have the gates of Camp David been opened to the public. But more than just a weekend getaway, Camp David has also been the site of private meetings and high-level summits with foreign leaders to foster diplomacy. Former camp david commander Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN Ret. Takes us deep into this enigmatic and revered sanctuary.

Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat #ad - Roosevelt to barack Obama, including holiday celebrations, reunions, and even a wedding. Intensely private and completely secluded, the president's personal campground is situated deep in the woods, up miles of unmarked roads that are practically invisible to the untrained eye. Combining fascinating first-person anecdotes of the presidents and their families with storied history and interviews with commanders both past and present, he reveals the intimate connection felt by the First Families with this historic retreat.


Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World's Most Amazing Helicopter

St. Martin's Press #ad - It's also a personal guided tour inside the world's most famous helicopter by a man who knows that flying machine better than any other. Taken on a short flight by an instructor and allowed to operate the controls for part of the flight, he was hooked forever. Ray "frenchy" l'Heureux always dreamed of bring a pilot.

One day at an airfield when president reagan landed on this way to a fundraiser, Frenchy's life changed forever when encountered HMX1, the squadron that flies the President in Marine One. Growing up, he built airplane models and dreamed about soaring over the earth. Bush and Barack Obama. Bush, bill Clinton, George W.

Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World's Most Amazing Helicopter #ad - When he saw the white-topped Sea King and White Hawk helicopters, he was determined to become part of that elite group. Inside marine One is Col. When he was twelve, his mom treated him to a flying lesson at the local airfield. Col. L'heureux's inspiring story of a young man who dreamed of flying, trained, studied and worked hard to become the pilot who ended up serving four US Presidents - George H.

W. Inside marine one is a great american success story of a young boy who dreamed big, worked hard and finally flew the President of the United States as his number one passenger.