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The Resource Zero fail : the rise and fall of the Secret Service, Carol Leonnig

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

Label
Zero fail : the rise and fall of the Secret Service
Title
Zero fail
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the Secret Service
Statement of responsibility
Carol Leonnig
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency's leadership.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"--
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonnig, Carol
Dewey number
363.28/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8144.S43
LC item number
L46 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Secret service
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
Target audience
adult
Label
Zero fail : the rise and fall of the Secret Service, Carol Leonnig
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-519) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1249946088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 532 pages
Isbn
9780399589010
Lccn
2020041215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249946088
Label
Zero fail : the rise and fall of the Secret Service, Carol Leonnig
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1249946088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 532 pages
Isbn
9780399589010
Lccn
2020041215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249946088

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