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Author: Dan Emmett Narrator: Kevin Foley Publisher: Tantor Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9781494574840
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Julie | 10/11/2020

    " This is the true story of Dan Emmett's life and his choice to become a US Secret Service agent - from the application process to his retirement as assistant to the special agent in charge on the Presidential Protective Division. He discusses some of his high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service where he provided "arm's length protection" all over the world for both Bushes, and Clinton. This memoir describes the challenges faced by SS Agents and the toll that can be inflicted on agents and their families. I enjoyed this book but found the narrator to be a little boring. "

About the Author

Dan Emmett served on the United States Secret Service’s elite counter assault team before being selected for the Presidential Protective Division. After twenty-one years as an agent, Dan retired from the Secret Service and joined the CIA. Today, he is an adjunct professor as well as a security consultant for both private industry and the US government.

About the Narrator

Kevin Foley, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, has more than thirty years of experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded more than 150 audiobooks, including River Thunder by Gary McCarthy, for which he earned a Spur Award for Best Audiobook from the Western Writers of America.