JFK’s Secret Service Agents Talk

Secret Service agents are supposed to carry their stories to the grave. That code was broken earlier this year when several former and current agents spilled some juicy secrets to Ron Kessler for his book In the President’s Secret Service.

In a book coming out next month, the code is broken again. In The Kennedy Detail, Gerald Blaine, who was guarded JFK for three years, draws on his own memories and those of fellow service agents, to give new details about the Kennedy years. He reveals he almost shot LBJ in the confusing days after Dallas, creating headlines in newspapers around the world today,

Ex-Agent: I Almost Shot LBJ Hours After JFK Murder, The Associated Press

US agent nearly shot President JohnsonBelfast Telegraph

I nearly shot Lyndon Johnson after JFK was killed: Secret Service agent claims, The Australian

Secret service almost shot Lyndon B. Johnson by accident hours after JFK’s.death..New York Daily News

Blaine’s claim that JFK did not have an affair with Marilyn Monroe is also mentioned, but doesn’t grab the headlines.

The book was embargoed and therefore not available to the prepub review media, so few libraries have ordered it.

The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
Retail Price: $28.00
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Gallery – (2010-11-02)
ISBN / EAN: 1439192960 / 9781439192962

Unabridged audio available from Tantor Audio

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