From New York Times best-selling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail tells eye-opening, behind-the-scenes stories from Secret Service agents about presidents and their families.
©2014 Ronald Kessler (P)2014 Random House Audio
For those into security related stuff will probably enjoy this, its filled with facts and stories whilst offering insights into a world rarely seen or written about. Saying that, some of the chapters can get boring and there's not a great deal here in comparison to other books on the same subject. Overall its a good read for those wanting to know what its like guarding the most powerful man in the world. Happy reading!☺
"This was very, very interesting!"
This book details the work of the Secret Service and what they go through to keep the President, Vice-President, former Presidents, and their families safe. It also gives very juicy insight into the personal characters of those the SS are charged to protect. Which of the POTUS/FLOTUS or VP's were/are kind and considerate, people of good character? And which ones were/are insufferable, rude, selfish, vulgar, etc.? The answers WILL surprise you!
"Lacking 9/11 and Benghazi"
The story overall was good, but it didn't go into GW and 9/11. I would have thought there would have been more details about the day.
Same with Benghazi. That didn't even get a mention as well as Hillary email server. A lot of details missing.
I love this book. it is very insightful. I think the morality ethics an overall behavior of our elected politicians should be known before we vote for them. we should vote based on the person's character and not there gender or race.
Highlights need for immediate remedial actions by relevant American Government officials to ensure the continued security and preservation of the world's most admired democracy. All concerned should read this and quickly too!
It was interesting but most of it was repetitive. Some of the new information was good and the book was interesting but most of it was the same as In The Presidents Secret Service. It was like listening to the same book again.
The new information not in The Presidents Secret Service.
He was really good. I liked him.
It made me wonder why a new book had the same story as the previous book. That disappointed me, I expected better from the author.
I'm returning it because it was pretty much the same book I already purchased.
"Interesting to see first families off camera"
Sure. It is quite an interesting look at how the first families behave when the camera is turned off. There are plenty of the good and bad stories about the man and his family that holds the highest office in the land.
To learn how power hungry Hilary Clinton is and what a not-so-nice person she is to work for.
I am not sure. It was amazing that Joe wants to appear like average Joe on his weekly trips to Delaware and not have the football within easy reach. A dangerous man.
Besides accounts of first family life, there is a lot of information about the Secret Service itself. Due to recent events, it was an interesting book to listen to.
"Don't bother if you've read other Ronald Kessler books."
This book was like a kid turning in his 4th grade homework for 5th grade. It's straight up copy and pasted from "In the President's Secret Service"
I listened and enjoyed that book so I got another from the author. With a few small exceptions, they were the same book.
I really liked the book. It was interesting reading not only about how the Secret Service viewed the people they were protecting, but also about the day to day operations.
I have a new found respect for these professionals who work long hours, spend days away from family, protect sometimes ungrateful officials, and don't always get the resources they need to do what they do!
"Interesting and Well Written"
Very informative and detailed history of the USSS. I enjoyed it and recommend it for those interested in law enforcement.
"Interesting book esp during these election times"
I would recommend this book. It gives you an insight into the lives of the last several presidents and their families from an outsiders point of view. You get little tidbits of their personalities and lives from the people who spent the most time with them. I didn't feel as though the book was partisan.
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