To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent
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To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent

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by Henry Holden
     
 

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The Secret Service was established after the Civil War by the Treasury Department, originally to protect American currency against counterfeiters. After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, Congress directed the Secret Service to protect the President of the United States. Protection remains the primary mission of the United States Secret

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The Secret Service was established after the Civil War by the Treasury Department, originally to protect American currency against counterfeiters. After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, Congress directed the Secret Service to protect the President of the United States. Protection remains the primary mission of the United States Secret Service.

It takes a special type of individual to be a U.S. Secret Service agent, one willing to "take a bullet" to preserve the ideals on which the United States was founded. To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent lifts the curtain for a look inside this secretive law enforcement agency, including the highly selective recruiting, the intense training, and the specialized weapons and equipment used to protect current and past Presidents, Vice Presidents, their families, and visiting heads of state.

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Internet Bookwatch, July 2006

“If you want to be a member of the U.S. Secret Service, you must have Henry’s Holden’s To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent. It provides a blend of history and insights on the secretive law enforcement agency, from how it recruits and trains to the specialized equipment it uses to protect the heads of state. To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent is the only book to combine a history with coverage of career options and paths. As such, it is a top recommendation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760322932
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
04/15/2006
Series:
To Be A Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.37(d)

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Internet Bookwatch, July 2006

“If you want to be a member of the U.S. Secret Service, you must have Henry’s Holden’s To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent. It provides a blend of history and insights on the secretive law enforcement agency, from how it recruits and trains to the specialized equipment it uses to protect the heads of state. To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent is the only book to combine a history with coverage of career options and paths. As such, it is a top recommendation.”

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Henry Holden

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To Be a U.S. Secret Service Agent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Uh_Huh_Savannah More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for those desiring a career within the U.S. Secret Service. The book is extremely informative detailing the individuals job as a field agent, etc. They especially talk about the hiring/employment process in great detail. There is no other book of it's kind. You also get to learn more in depth about the USSS pertaining to its history and modern efforts to both protect the President as well as protecting the currency of the United States. It's a perfect companion! Also, there are a plethora of photographs demonstrating things from training to devices used as weapons (such as cell phones!).