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Kessler, Ronald 1943-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 423 publications in 9 languages and 26,197 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Ronald Kessler
Laura Bush : an intimate portrait of the first lady by Ronald Kessler( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first biography of Laura Bush to be written with White House cooperation offers a look at the private world of this famously reserved woman, as well as the beliefs and attitudes that shape it. Based on interviews with her closest friends and confidantes from childhood to the present, as well as family members and administration heavyweights, Kessler paints a portrait of a woman who, even as she ascended to the heights of political fortune and power, never lost touch with the bedrock American values she absorbed in her youth. Kessler reveals how Laura's opinions have brought budget changes to a range of federal agencies and have affected her husband's policies, appointments, and worldview; what Laura's own political opinions are and what her relationship with twin daughters Jenna and Barbara is really like; what Laura says in private about Hillary Clinton, media attacks on her husband, and his victory in the 2004 election.--From publisher description
In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect by Ronald Kessler( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Secret Service agents are sworn to secrecy, the American public rarely knows what presidents, vice presidents, presidential candidates, and Cabinet officers and their families are really like. If they did, says a former Secret Service agent, "They would scream."
Inside the White House : the hidden lives of the modern presidents and the secrets of the world's most powerful institution by Ronald Kessler( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside, in-depth look at all that goes on in the White House including the affairs, the fights, and the deals
The First Family detail : Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents by Ronald Kessler( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since publication of his bestselling book In the President's Secret Service, investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. Now, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on First Ladies, their children, and their relationships with the presidents. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.--From publisher description
The secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on agent interviews about famous FBI cases to reveal the Bureau's inner workings and some of its most deeply held secrets
The sins of the father : Joseph P. Kennedy and the dynasty he founded by Ronald Kessler( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of Joseph Kennedy showing his influence and direction on the lives of his family
The FBI : inside the world's most powerful law enforcement agency by Ronald Kessler( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the world's most powerful law enforcement agency--by the award-winning journalist whose investigation brought down FBI director William S. Sessions.-Title page
A matter of character : inside the White House of George W. Bush by Ronald Kessler( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the real George W. Bush behind the public image draws on interviews with key players in the Bush administration, as well as with friends and colleagues, to reveal a man of clearly defined moral instinct and leadership style
Inside the CIA : revealing the secrets of the world's most powerful spy agency by Ronald Kessler( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the CIA from the perspective of its prominent directors, veteran officers, and significant critics
The CIA at war : inside the secret campaign against terror by Ronald Kessler( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the CIA's prospects in the War on Terrorism, revealing the agency's anti-terrorism activities outside the Middle East and its role in preventing rogue states from obtaining weapons of mass destruction
The terrorist watch : inside the desperate race to stop the next attack by Ronald Kessler( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how America's leaders and intelligence agencies have been working around the clock since the September 11 attacks to thwart additional terrorist attacks and to identify and destroy terrorist cells in the U.S. and abroad
In the president's Secret Service : [behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect] by Ronald Kessler( Recording )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discloses presidential assassination attempts that have never before been revealed to the public. He shares accounts from a heroic gun battle that took down the would-be assassins of Harry S. Truman, the devastating day that JFK was killed in Dallas, and the swift actions that saved Ronald Reagan after he was shot
Moscow station : how the KGB penetrated the American Embassy by Ronald Kessler( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spy vs. spy : stalking Soviet spies in America by Ronald Kessler( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Congress : the shocking scandals, corruption, and abuse of power behind the scenes on Capitol Hill by Ronald Kessler( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the book Congress doesn't want you to see. It whisks you inside the most exclusive country club in the nation - where money is master, corruption is commonplace, and lawmakers routinely break the law without consequence. Based on in-depth interviews with Capitol Police officers, doormen, elevator operators, waiters, clerks, pages, staffers, and members of the House and Senate themselves, Inside Congress exposes the arrogance, hypocrisy, lies, and outright
The life insurance game by Ronald Kessler( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The season : inside Palm Beach and America's richest society by Ronald Kessler( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To tell the story, Kessler follows four Palm Beachers through the season. These four characters - the reigning queen of Palm Beach society, the night manager of Palm Beach's trendiest bar, a gay "walker" who escorts wealthy women to balls, and a thirty-six-year-old gorgeous blonde who says she "can't find a guy in Palm Beach"--Know practically everyone on the island and tell what goes on behind the scenes."--BOOK JACKET. "Interweaving the yarns of these figures with the lifestyle, history, scandals, lore, and rituals of a unique island of excess, The Season creates a narrative that no novelist could dream up."--Jacket
The secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Kessler sheds light on some of the FBI's most guarded secrets. Topics include Watergate, the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, Marilyn Monroe's death, several congressional scandals, and much more
The first family detail : [Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents] by Ronald Kessler( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since publication of his bestselling book In the President's Secret Service, investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner. Now, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories about our nation's leaders and the agency sworn to protect them. Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on First Ladies, their children, and their relationships with the presidents. From observing reckless behavior that threatens the country's safety, to escorting presidential mistresses, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a secret world that Ronald Kessler exposes in breathtaking detail.--From publisher description
 
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In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protect
Alternative Names
Kessler, Ronald Borek.

Kessler, Ronald Borek 1943-

Ronald Kessler American journalist

Ronald Kessler Amerikaans biograaf

Ronald Kessler journaliste américain

Ronald Kessler periodista estadounidense

رونالد كيسلر، 1943-

رونالد کندلر

ケスラー, ロナルド

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In the president's secret service : behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the presidents they protectInside the White House : the hidden lives of the modern presidents and the secrets of the world's most powerful institutionThe secrets of the FBIThe sins of the father : Joseph P. Kennedy and the dynasty he foundedThe FBI : inside the world's most powerful law enforcement agencyA matter of character : inside the White House of George W. BushInside the CIA : revealing the secrets of the world's most powerful spy agencyThe CIA at war : inside the secret campaign against terror