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

Leonnig, Carol, (author.).

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Includes index.
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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" -- "Obama will die. KKK forever! " Or "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 or the first female director -- A listing ship -- "He's in the house" -- Clancy's turn -- Chaos candidate -- Taking a hit for Trump.
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"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the last decade, bringing to light the gaffes and scandals that plague the agency today--from a toxic work culture to outdated equipment and training to the deep resentment among the ranks with the agency's leadership.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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Zero Fail : The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
Zero Fail : The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
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Zero Fail : The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Author's Notep. ix
Prologuep. xiii
1The Tragedy that Birthed a New Secret Service Kennedy to Nixon (1963-1974)
Chapter 1    Protecting Lancerp. 3
Chapter 2    Tempting the Devilp. 19
Chapter 3    Three Shots in Dallasp. 31
Chapter 4    No Time to Grievep. 50
Chapter 5    One Last Day on the Trailp. 71
Chapter 6    The President's Spiesp. 87
2Meeting the Test Ford to Clinton (1974-1999)
Chapter 7    A Casual Walk to Churchp. 109
Chapter 8    Battening Down the Hatchesp. 135
Chapter 9    Night of the Long Knivesp. 147
Chapter 10    A Happy Service, A Rising Threatp. 160
Chapter 11    A Rock Star Presidentp. 174
Chapter 12    The Internp. 204
3Terror and Politics The Bush Years (2000-2007)
Chapter 13    Scrambling on 9/11p. 225
Chapter 14    "You Don't Belong Here"p. 245
Chapter 15    "He Predicted all of it"p. 259
4The Wheels come off The Obama Years (2008-2015)
Chapter 16    "He'll be Shot Sure as Hell"p. 273
Chapter 17    Sullivan's Crewp. 287
Chapter 18    The Night Bullets hit the White Housep. 298
Chapter 19    "I Woke up to a Nightmare"p. 311
Chapter 20    Sullivan's Strugglesp. 329
Chapter 21    Outedp. 342
Chapter 22    A New Sheriff in Townp. 357
Chapter 23    A Listing Shipp. 368
Chapter 24    "He's in the House"p. 387
5Sliding Backward The Trump Years (2016-2021)
Chapter 25    Clancy's Turnp. 413
Chapter 26    Chaos Candidatep. 432
Chapter 27    Taking A Hit For Trumpp. 456
Epiloguep. 471
Acknowledgmentsp. 489
Notesp. 493
Indexp. 521

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