9781250070272

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250070272

  • ISBN10:

    1250070279

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/17/2015
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

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 working in the White House as 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 the presidency of 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.

Author Biography

After a stint in the Marine Corps, DAN EMMETT joined the United States Secret Service, serving on the elite Counter Assault Team before being selected for the most coveted of all assignments in the Secret Service, the Presidential Protective Division. After 21 years as an agent, Emmett retired from the Secret Service and joined the CIA for six more years. Today, the author is an adjunct professor as well as a security consultant for both private industry and the United States Government.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface:
Chapter 1: The Death of a President and Birth of a Career
Chapter 2: College, the Marine Corps, and Ronald Reagan
Chapter 3: Never Give Up Unless You Are Dead.
Chapter 4: The Charlotte Field Office
Chapter 5: Special Agent Training
Chapter 6: Back to Charlotte
Chapter 7: The New York Field Office
Chapter 8: The Counter Assault Team (CAT)
Chapter 9: The Agent Who Loved Me Eventually
Chapter 10: Human Shields and Operant Conditioning
Chapter 11: The Boldness of the Presidency
Chapter 12: The Presidential Protective Division (PPD)
Chapter 13: Shaping The Next Generation
Chapter 14: Retirement and the CIA
Epilogue
About the Author
Appendix 1: A Brief History of the Secret Service
Appendix 2: Glossary of Terms

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