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Zero fail : the rise and fall of the Secret Service / Carol Leonnig.

Leonnig, Carol, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 5 total copies.

Summary:

"Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency's leadership. But the Secret Service wasn't always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by their failure to protect the president on that fateful day, this once-sleepy agency was rapidly transformed into a proud, elite unit that would finally redeem themselves in 1981 by valiantly thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and efficiency would not last forever. By Barack Obama's presidency, the Secret Service was becoming notorious for break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing at the building while agents stood by, a massive prostitution scandal in Cartagena, and many other dangerous lapses. To expose the these shortcomings, Leonnig interviewed countless current and former agents who risked their careers to speak out about an agency that's broken and in desperate need of a reform." --Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 363.2830973 .L585z 2021 (Text) 37814003256857 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 06/17/2021 Checked out 08/18/2021
Hood River County Library 363.283 LEO 2021 (Text) 33892100693895 Adult New Books Book None 06/07/2021 Checked out 07/28/2021
Milton-Freewater Public Library 363.283 Leonn (Text) 37862000479790 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/23/2021 Checked out 08/19/2021
Sherman County Public/School Library 363.28 LEO (Text) 37039000192760 BESTSELLER New/High Demand Branch_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 363.283 LEO (Text) 33892006661889 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 05/19/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399589010
  • Physical Description: xxii, 532 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-519) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Protecting Lancer -- Tempting the devil -- Three shots in Dallas -- No time to grieve -- One last day on the trail -- The president's spies -- A casual walk to church -- Battening down the hatches -- Night of the long knives -- A happy service, a rising threat -- A rock star president -- The intern -- Scrambling on 9/11 -- "You don't belong here" -- "He predicted all of it" -- "He'll be shot sure as hell" -- Sullivan's crew -- The night bullets hit the White House -- "I woke up to a nightmare" -- Sullivan's struggles -- Outed -- A new sheriff in town -- A listing ship -- "He's in the house" -- Clancy's turn -- Chaos candidate -- Taking a hit for Trump.
Summary, etc.:
"Carol Leonnig has been covering the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency's leadership. But the Secret Service wasn't always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by their failure to protect the president on that fateful day, this once-sleepy agency was rapidly transformed into a proud, elite unit that would finally redeem themselves in 1981 by valiantly thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and efficiency would not last forever. By Barack Obama's presidency, the Secret Service was becoming notorious for break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing at the building while agents stood by, a massive prostitution scandal in Cartagena, and many other dangerous lapses. To expose the these shortcomings, Leonnig interviewed countless current and former agents who risked their careers to speak out about an agency that's broken and in desperate need of a reform." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States. Secret Service > History.
United States. Secret Service > Administration.
Secret service > United States > History.
Presidents > Protection > United States > History.
Presidents > Assassination > United States > History.
Presidents > Assassination attempts > History.

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