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

Dan Emmett

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 U.S. 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). Using stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, 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; and the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family.

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 U.S. 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). Using stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, 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; and the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family.
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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 U.S. 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). Using stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, 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; and the seldom-mentioned challenges of the complex Secret Service cultural issues faced by an agent's family.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kevin Foley

Length:

10h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

57:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

58:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:51