Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All [NOOK Book]

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He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American peopleWhy would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?New York Timesbestseller,Life Inside the Bubbleis an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy ...
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Overview

He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American peopleWhy would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?New York Timesbestseller,Life Inside the Bubbleis an intimate look at life inside the presidential "bubble," a haze of staffers, consultants, cronies, acolytes, bureaucrats and lobbyists that creates the "alternate reality" in which monumental policy decisions are made.And it is the story of a dedicated Secret Service professional who, after years inside the "bubble," walked away in favor of sounding a clarion call to the American people in defense of sane government and the U.S. Constitution. Finally, why the Fast & Furious scandal, the bombings in Boston and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi are harbingers of what's to come without a bold change in direction. Take the journey with Dan Bongino from the tough streets of New York City where he was raised, and later patrolled as a member of the NYPD, to the White House as a member of the elite Presidential Protective Division, through his ultimate decision to resign from the Secret Service - during the Obama Administration -in the prime of his career to run for the United States Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Follow his experiences inside the Washington, D.C., matrix and discover why a government filled with some incredibly dedicated people nevertheless continues to make such frequent and tragic mistakes.
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For Dan Bongino to leave the Secret Service to fight the permanent political class could not have been easy, but his bravery is easily one of the reasons why Americans are learning more about how the D.C. 'Bubble' grows but never pops. — Matthew Boyle, Investigative Journalist, Breitbart News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938067372
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 45,740
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Dan began his career in law enforcement with the NYPD in 1995. He joined the ranks of the Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent where he was assigned to investigate financial crimes. In 2006, Dan entered into duty with the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of President George W. Bush. He remained on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama.
He resigned from the Secret Service in 2011 to run for a senate seat in Maryland.
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  • Posted November 21, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Life Inside the Bubble is a very interesting book. Dan Bongino t

    Life Inside the Bubble is a very interesting book. Dan Bongino tells of his rough childhood, his service in the police and secret service, and his decision to leave the secret service to run for political office. It is well written and very interesting.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Kind of a Snooze

    As an avid reader and former Obama supporter I expected more from this book. Mr. Bogino might have juicy secrets to share, but they aren't in this book and he would probably be breaking the law if he did share them. This book is a personal attaboy and feels more as though Bogino is trying to convinve himself why he left his job rather than trying to convince me our government is a hot mess. It's propaganda for a man trying to run for political office. In effect, more of the same. News flash....the current President wrote a boring self-aggrandizing book, too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Not as good as expected

    I found the first half of the book to be of interest, but the second half more of a political manifesto of the author's view of his run for senate and the washington elite. I was not interested in hearing his views on the subject and lost interest in this book as I read on.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

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    What a great book! I found it very informative and even inspirin

    What a great book! I found it very informative and even inspiring. It provides great insight into the political machine. A top notch book from beginning to end.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2013

    dan bengino was top notch secret service agent under bush and ob

    dan bengino was top notch secret service agent under bush and obama and after serving under the obama administration for awhile and being on the inside of many questianable activitys that he saw and was near. this is an amazing book this agent for the first time shares alot of insiders accounts of the questianable activitys of the obama administration great gift idea for the holidays also recamended: all ben carson books, good tidings great joy by sarah palin, once a marine by nick popadich, cant is not an option by nikki haley,all rand paul books, all rick and karen santorum books, all jim demint books, all bill chastain books, after the game by norman c chastain

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    This memoir concludes with a stern warning from an honorable man

    This memoir concludes with a stern warning from an honorable man.  Dan Bongino served as a Secret  Service agent  in the elite Presidential Protective Division for both G.W. Bush and Barack Obama.  He did  assignments at home and abroad in such places as France, Trinidad, and Afghanistan. Bongino now sees a national security bureaucracy that is out of control with competing fiefdoms, duplicate missions, and lack of oversight and accountability.  In the final pages of this fascinating read, Bongino says, "when you forfeit your personal information without a fight, it will be abused.  It is only a matter of when, not if." Let's open our eyes, America,  to our rapidly diminishing civil liberties and heed  this insider's warning.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Good reading

    Learn what a Secret Service Agent has to endure to faithfully serve the President of the USA and why this man gave up his high position to run for Congress.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    Highly Recommend an inside look

    Easy read and a perspective on events and views one usually doesn't get. Not the same usual suspects and usual points of view. Bongino does a wonderful job of pointing out fallacies in the progressive big government agenda without sacrificing his principles or his previous role in the Secret Service. Not the book for you if you are looking for a tell all or dirt on protectees of the Secret Service.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    ok from stand point of content

    This was interesting, but not "eye-popping or extremely compelling" to me. I have heard Bongino interviewed before and I'd vote for him in an instant over most current candidates for public office. Hopefully, if he is successful as he tries his 2nd run for office, he won't be corrupted as most are after they take office (forgive my editorilizing)!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    If you worship at the feet of the federal government...

    ... don't read this book. But if you deal in reality, you won't be disappointed by this front-row look inside the Secret Service. Bongino does a nice job describing the mindset of some of the bravest men and women on earth - those who've pledged themselves to, if necessary, take a bullet for the president. He also sticks a pin in the belief of some that administrations are totally altruistic.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 21, 2013

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    1 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 24, 2014

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    Posted July 15, 2014

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    Posted July 11, 2014

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    Posted July 11, 2014

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    Posted February 11, 2014

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