Recent headlines about Ron Kessler’s book on the Secret Service focus on his claim that President Obama receives over 30 death threats a day at a time when the Secret Service’s ability to protect him is severely compromised.

But, despite all the coverage and the book’s debut at #3 on the NYT NF bestseller list this week, it only just received its first review, from USA Today. They call it a “fascinating exposé…[the] lively narrative is loaded with details of how the federal agents, authorized to protect the president and other national leaders, get the job done — and sometimes don’t.”

This may lead you to think that Kessler is a fan of the president, but not so. As chief Washington correspondent for the conservative magazine and Web site, Newsmax, he has written several pieces against him, such as the pre-election story,” The Real Obama.”

In the President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
Ronald Kessler
Retail Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Crown – (2009-08-04)
ISBN / EAN: 0307461351 / 9780307461353

Also available in audio from Tantor:

  • Retail:  9781400113125; $29.99
  • MP3 CD: 9781400163120; $19.99
  • Library: 9781400143122; $59.99

Book and audio are downloadable from OverDrive

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