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by Dan Emmett

eBook Within Arm's Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service download ISBN: 1462070736
Author: Dan Emmett
Publisher: iUniverse; Revised ed. edition (January 12, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 224
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Category: Biography
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Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. The events surrounding the president's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent-one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the president.

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Within Arm's Length" narrates the story of Emmett's journey in this coveted job-from the application process to his retirement as assistant to the special agent in charge on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD)

Within Arm's Length" narrates the story of Emmett's journey in this coveted job-from the application process to his retirement as assistant to the special agent in charge on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD). Here he discusses some of his more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, including the PPD and the Counter Assault Team where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush.

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. Les. onnect with the author. MACMILLAN NEWSLETTER.

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the worst thing for the Secret Service is to take a sitting president into public when no one has been swept, and anyone could be out there. To keep Clinton safe during his jogs, the Secret Service tried to get the president to run on a track or on military bases, but he refused

Former Secret Service agent breaks tradition by publishing book about Clinton White House" Within Arm's Length by Dan Emmett.

Former Secret Service agent breaks tradition by publishing book about Clinton White House" Within Arm's Length by Dan Emmett. Discover ideas about Special Agent. Within Arm's Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service/Dan Emmett

In his new book, "Within Arm's Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret .

In his new book, "Within Arm's Length: The Extraordinary Life and Career of a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service," Dan Emmett explains Clinton's insistence about jogging - serving as his temporary mental escape from the White House - was unpopular among the Secret Service members trying to protect him. "He dealt us this nightmare," says Emmett. The Secret Service eventually mapped out a few running routes that satisfied both their security requirements and the president's request.

Within arm’s length is the Secret Servcie doctrine that proclaims that, for an agent to properly protect the president .

Within arm’s length is the Secret Servcie doctrine that proclaims that, for an agent to properly protect the president, he must be literally within arm’s length of that president. Any greater distance between president and agent will render the agent incapable of effectively responding to an attack. I ended the previous version with my retirement from the Secret Service and my entry into the CIA. In the last chapter, I wrote that my CIA experience would be a story for another time.

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 becoming 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 narrates the story of Emmett's journey in this coveted job-from the application process to his retirement as assistant to the special agent in charge on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD). Here he discusses some of his more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, including the PPD and the Counter Assault Team where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush.

This memoir describes the professional challenges faced by Secret Service agents as well as the physical and emotional toll that can be inflicted on both agents and their families. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about the duties and challenges of 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.

With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service.

Comments: (7)
Milleynti
Good book, starts out a little slow but gets better before very long. Glad I read it. Really interesting how they have to train and be on call all the time. I really learned how devoted and hard working they are. Good book.
Monn
I found this book well written & very inforative. It is NOT all about Pres. Clinton. I learned many things from reading this book. The author did NOT reveal any SECRETS that he should not have. Still there was much information in it. It is VERY interesting. After I read this book, I had a lot of respect & admiration for secret service agents. The author did a great job. He is a real gentleman. I hope he writes another book. One interesting fact: the author's wife is also an agent.
Xwnaydan
The author clearly states the purpose for writing this book. He suceeds in giving a clear picture of what life is like for a US Treasury agent (Secret Service). It is not only a job providing personal protection for the first family, but that is the visible arm of the Secret Service. While he relates personal anecdotes, this is not a "tell all" scandal memior. I respect this author's value of privacy for the people he had been assigned to protect, and there was plenty of information that I was not aware of to keep my interest. This is an easy read.
Bremar
The Secret Service is often seen as this mystical organization that few rarely get to see the inner workings of. Dan Emmett takes you behind that curtain to show you what life is like in the most elite police organization in the world. It isn't all glamorous, but it necessary and it's awesome to see what it takes to protect the President and the sacrifices these men and women make every day that often go unnoticed.
Saintrius
Within Arm's Length provides a inimate, firsthand look at the high level of determination, fortitude, discretion, and integrity that is required to be Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service. Each page of Dan Emmett's account is to the point and provides a true-to-life view of the preparation and execution of the duties performed by the Secret Service. This book is a fast read, but it makes you step back and take a minute to think about all of the honorable men and women who dedicate years of their life to protect and serve our nation. And, I cannot wait to look for the Presidential Protection Divison the next time the President is on CNN!
Nea
Arrived on time. It is a well written wonderful book about one PPD (Personal Protection Officer) and his experience in the white house.
Llallayue
This book is really wonderful if you any curiosity at all about the work of the Secret Service and what they do, how they do it, what kind of man/woman it takes to make a Secret Service agent. I know it is an overused cliche, but this book is really hard to put down once you start it. This author makes writes no boring parts, there is no chapters of "self promotion" or boring backgrounds that many books on Navy SEALs, and Army snipers have. Also delightfully, this book indicates no political agenda, no hammering one political party, rather the author is repectful to men/women of both parties, and I found that to be very refreshing. I was shocked at how little the new SS agent made as starting salary back in the early 80s and how much this man wanted to get into the work and for the right reasons. Great book, really enjoyed it and glad he shared his experiences.
This is a fascinating book which makes the Cartagena scandal more perplexing. Here are the three questions that I would like to ask Dan Emmett:
1) Are you talking about George Stephanopoulos on page 106?
2) Why did Cartagena happen?
3) How about taking over for Mark Sullivan?