Check out this review of the book, The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence by Gerald Blaine from this post on Michael Turashoff’s blog
A really awesome account of the Kennedy period just before, during and just after his assassination. This book not only explains a turning point in modern history, JFK’s assassination, but it also gives his Secret Service detail a human quality.
Far too often we see the secret service as a bunch of humorless, intimidating dudes you don’t want to mess with. Well, this book confirms all those feelings but also portrays them as real people who took their job extremely seriously and the Kennedy assassination very personal.
In the aftermath of the assassination, these men were literally crushed. Sure they picked themselves up, brushed themselves off and moved on because that’s what heroes do but it had to be excruciating. As a matter of fact, judging by the book, it…
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