WorldCat Identities

Petro, Joseph 1944-

Works: 8 works in 15 publications in 2 languages and 900 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HV7911.P46, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Petro
Standing next to history : an agent's life inside the Secret Service by Joseph Petro( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Petro served for 23 years as a special agent in the United States Secret Service; eleven of them with presidents and vice presidents. For four of those years he stood by the side of Ronald Reagan. Following his career as a Navy Lieutenant, during which he patrolled the rivers and canals along the Vietnamese-Cambodian border, he worked his way up through the Secret Service to become one of the key men in charge of protecting the President. That journey through the Secret Service provides an individual look inside the most discreet law enforcement agency in the world, and a uniquely intimate account of the Reagan presidency. Engagingly, Joseph Petro tells "first hand" stories of: riding horses with the Reagans; eluding the press and sneaking the President and Mrs. Reagan out of the White House; rehearsing assassination attempts and working, then re-working every detail of the president's trips around the world; negotiating the president's protection with the KGB; diverting a 26 car presidential motorcade in downtown Tokyo; protecting Vice-President Dan Quayle at Rajiv Gandhi's funeral where he was surrounded by Yassir Arafat's heavily armed bodyguards; taking charge of the single largest protective effort in the history of the Secret Service-Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to the United States; and being only one of three witnesses at the private meeting between President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that ushered in the end of the Cold War. Joseph Petro provides an original and fascinating perspective of the Secret Service, the inner workings of the White House and a little seen view of world leaders, as a man who stood next to history
Tvár pod maskou; europská politika 1933-1938 v zrkadle pražských aktov by Friedrich Joseph Berber( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Obstacles in urban housing supply for the low-income in Jordan by Joseph Petro( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mural, the hospital by Joseph Petro( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Postcard featuring a color illustration of a woman in pink sitting in a wheelchair holding a newborn infant. She is being pushed by a nurse, and there is a man standing to her right and an older man and woman to her left. The older woman is holding a bouquet of flowers. Behind this group is an information desk. Hospital staff members are watching the group and smiling, and some are waving. There is also a man peeking out of a door and smiling in the right of the picture
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.17 for Standing n ... to 0.98 for Joseph Pet ...)

Standing next to history : an agent's life inside the Secret Service
Alternative Names
Joseph Petro American secret service agent

English (13)

German (1)