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

Dan Emmett

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A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. Bush

Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 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.

Within Arm's Length is a revealing and compelling inside look at the Secret Service and the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD). 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. Bush, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team, Dan Emmett describes the professional, 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. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One.

Within Arm’s Length is the essential book on the United States Secret Service. 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.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 565 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 318 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1250044715
  • Editeur : St. Martin's Press (10 juin 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00HTJJT7U
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 This is not a political book 20 juin 2014
Par Michael B. Duff - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Everybody is talking about the Clinton stuff but this book is really about a man who loves his country, looking for a life based on honor and discipline, first in the Marine Corps, then in various kinds of Secret Service work. Good stuff about training, sacrifice, and brotherhood in here. Emmett comes off as an old-fashioned American patriot, and he is not shy about expressing his admiration for politicians on both sides of the aisle. Ted Kennedy comes off as a class act, who treats his Secret Service detail with great respect. Indeed, the story of Dan touring JFK's old house was one of the most moving parts of the book for me.
5 internautes sur 5 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Dan Emett is a very detailed writer, While I appreciate the service given to our country, there are too many details given. 20 juin 2014
Par SPS - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I enjoyed reading Within Arm's Length, but there were places in the book that did not follow a story, but were long narratives about the extensive training. At best it makes me realize the difficulty that prospective service people must endure, but reading about it over and above the point once made becomes tedious. I almost feel guilty making any kind of a negative statement but that's how I was made to feel while reading this book. However I came away from it with a whole new prospective of respect for the agents who protect the President, and also for CIA agents.
22 internautes sur 29 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Absolutely essential! THE best book ever on the Secret Service (1865-2014) 10 juin 2014
Par the truth - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Former Secret Service agent Dan Emmett, author of "Within Arm's Length", is to be commended on putting together a refreshing take on a well-worn subject as of late: the United States Secret Service. While many of the books written by former agents are ghost-written, dry, dull, and are often dated, Emmett's is exciting, never boring, compelling, and employed no co-author or ghost-writer; this work is solely his own. After the recent debacle of best-selling author Ronald Kessler's dubious tome "In The President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect", a book that seemingly betrayed the trust of the agents, past and present, that the author took into his confidence, littering the literary landscape with dubious tawdry tales of presidential sex, alleged agency incompetence, or worse, Emmett's book will be embraced by scholars, the public and, perhaps most important of all, his colleagues.

Someone needed to take up the mantle and do away with all the controversy, poor writing, myopic outlook, and compromising information out there on the Secret Service and write a book the agency would be proud of AND that would also appeal to the lay public, as well. Dan Emmett took up the quest and succeeded admirably. In short, "Within Arm's Length" is the antidote to Kessler, McCarthy, and all the silly and overwrought books and television specials that violate the agency's code of being Worthy of Trust and Confidence. If there was a literary Medal of Valor the Secret Service could award Emmett for his book, they should hold the ceremony tomorrow. Emmett's book truly reads like he had this epiphany: "I have had enough with Kessler, the hero worship, the gossip, the untruths, and all the crap---here is the TRUE story of an agent without the junk... and no compromising information, dammit!" Mission accomplished.

In short, Dan Emmett provides the reader with the nuts and bolts without giving away the game, so to speak.

"Within Arm's Length" grabs the reader from the very first sentence and doesn't ever let up.

"Within Arm's Length" is, without question, the best book ever written about the Secret Service: current, well-written, classy, very informative, but, most importantly, does not indulge in hero worship of presidents or reveal "inside secrets" or other compromising details. In short, "WITHIN ARM'S LENGTH" makes you feel like you are THERE! Emmett is a great guy with an impressive background who truly represents the valor of the Secret Service. Emmett has given a blueprint for all agents---past, present, and future---to follow and admire. Worthy of Trust & Confidence indeed! Dan Emmett is an example of a great American.
4 internautes sur 4 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of... Dan Emmett 24 juin 2014
Par Gary Frechette - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Very well written, very easy to follow. Would have enjoyed a little more information on the interaction of the Secret Service and the President, plus a little more on the personal life. Didn't really go into much of the famils.
7 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Well written and gripping account 10 juin 2014
Par Vince Palamara - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
From start to finish, Emmett demonstrates what it is really like to be a Secret Service agent. This is an excellent biography that is very well written.

Vince Palamara
Author of "Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy"
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