WorldCat Identities

Blaine, Gerald

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 1,580 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Classifications: E842.9, 973.922092
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Most widely held works by Gerald Blaine
The Kennedy detail : JFK's secret service agents break their silence by Gerald Blaine ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Secret Service are an elite team of men who share a single mission: to protect the president of the United States. On November 22, 1963, these men failed, and a country would never be the same. Now, for the first time, a member of JFK's Secret Service detail reveals the inside story of the assassination, the weeks and days that led to it and its heartrending aftermath. This book is a portrait of dedication, courage, and loss. Drawing on the memories of his fellow agents, the author captures the energetic, crowd-loving young president, who banned agents from his car and often plunged into raucous crowds with little warning. He describes the careful planning that went into JFK's Texas swing, the worries and concerns that agents, working long hours with little food or rest, had during the trip. And he describes the intensely private first lady making her first ever political appearance with her husband, just months after losing a newborn baby. Here are vivid scenes that could come only from inside the Kennedy detail: JFK's last words to his tearful son when he left Washington for the last time; how a sudden change of weather led to the choice of the open air convertible limousine that day; Mrs. Kennedy standing blood soaked outside a Dallas hospital room; the sudden interruption of six-year-old Caroline's long anticipated sleepover with a friend at home; the exhausted team of agents immediately reacting to the president's death with a shift to LBJ and other key governmental figures; the agents' dismay at Jackie's decision to walk openly from the White House to St. Matthew's Cathedral at the state funeral. Most of all, this is a look into the lives of men who devoted their entire beings to protecting the presidential family: the stress of the secrecy they kept, the emotional bonds that developed, the terrible impact on agents' psyches and families, and their astonishment at the country's obsession with far fetched conspiracy theories and finger pointing. This book is a portrait of camaraderie and heartbreak, a true story of heroism in its most complex and human form; the true story of the assassination of JFK, told by Secret Service agents who were there and who have lived with the guilt and grief from that day
The Kennedy detail [JFK's secret service agents break their silence] by Gerald Blaine ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time ever, the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, by the Secret Service agents who were firsthand witnesses to one of America's greatest tragedies
Zamach na Kennedy'ego : agenci tajnej służby przerywają milczenie by Gerald Blaine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.12 for The Kenned ... to 0.47 for Zamach na ...)
English (9)
Polish (1)