The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice after the Assassination of JFK

The Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice after the Assassination of JFK

by Abraham Bolden

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Overview

A gripping and unforgettable true story of bravery and patriotism in the face of bitter hatred.

Abraham Bolden was a young African American Secret Service agent in Chicago when he was asked by John F. Kennedy himself to join the White House Secret Service detail. For Bolden, it was a dream come true–and an encouraging sign of the charismatic president’s vision for a new America.

But the dream quickly turned sour. Bolden found himself regularly subjected to open hostility and blatant racism, and he was appalled by the White House team’s irresponsible approach to security. In the wake of JFK’s assassination, Bolden sought to expose the agency’s negligence, only to find himself the victim of a sinister conspiracy. The Echo from Dealey Plaza is the story of the terrible price paid by one man for his commitment to truth and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307382023
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 210,538
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

ABRAHAM BOLDEN graduated cum laude from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, with a B.A. in music composition. He served in the U.S. Secret Service from 1960 to 1964. Bolden now lives in Chicago and is retired after working for thirty years in the field of quality-control supervision.

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Echo from Dealey Plaza: The True Story of the First African American on the White House Secret Service Detail and His Quest for Justice after the Assa 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting Read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would be an excellent book for black history month. there are many people would does not know that there was any African American that serve as a white house secret service detail. I am not in any book clubs but the book was recommended to me by a retired Gary public school teacher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sad story for a man who went through so much to protect the country . Also, a case book example of why our Judicial System needs to be reformed. This case should not have been allowed to stand. So much hate and cover-up in our government, it really makes you question everything you were told in school. How can you trust your government if they treat a man this way? Question everything! The truth is out there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good piece to add to African American history.
xoxo_sa More than 1 year ago
Spectacular .. couldn't put it down.  Bought for Nook, then bought for my personal library.
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I felt very bored after a few pages into this book. There were a lot of legal incidents in this book. I'm a sophomore in high school and got very lost. I was forcing myself to get to the last page. At that point, I'd finally yell, 'I'm done!'.