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Kessler, Ronald 1943-

Overview
Works: 92 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 25,060 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies 
Classifications: HV8144.F43, B
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Most widely held works by Ronald Kessler
Laura Bush : an intimate portrait of the first lady by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,321 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 )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,141 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 )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,874 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 secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,796 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 )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Joseph Kennedy showing his influence and direction on the lives of his family
The bureau : the secret history of the FBI by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, and the New York Times bestselling author of Inside the White House, Ronald Kessler presents the definitive history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Based on exclusive interviews, including the first with Robert Mueller since his nomination as director, The Bureau reveals startling new information about the bureau-from J. Edgar Hoover's blackmailing of Congress to the investigation of the September 11 attacks. With the FBI at the epicenter of the war on terrorism, no institution is as critically important to America's security. No American institution is as controversial. And, after the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no institution is as powerful. Yet until now, no book has presented the full story of the FBI from its beginnings in 1908 to the present. Kessler focuses on the agents who have made its cases and the directors who have run the bureau, from Hoover through Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller. In doing so, he probes the relationship between the FBI and American presidents, and the tension that exists between a free society and what amounts to a national police force. Based on exclusive interviews-including the first interview with Mueller since his nomination The Bureau reveals for the first time the dramatic inside story of the FBI's response to the attacks of September 11, including its investigation of the anthrax mailings. The book answers questions about the bureau's role and performance: Why did the FBI know nothing useful about al-Qaeda before the attacks? What is really behind the FBI's more aggressive investigative approaches that have raised civil liberties concerns? What does the FBI think of improvements in airline security? How safe does the FBI think America really is? Only Ronald Kessler could have obtained the access necessary to answer these questions. An award-winning investigative reporter, Kessler is the author of The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency, which led to the dismissal of William S. Sessions as director. 132From DNA analysis to criminal profiling, from confirmation of Supreme Court justices to investigations of plane crashes and spies, the FBI is involved in almost every aspect of American life. Painted against the canvas of America's development in the past hundred years, The Bureau tells the richly detailed story of a uniquely powerful institution, its profound impact on American society, and how it has changed since September 11
The FBI : inside the world's most powerful law enforcement agency by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,395 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 )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,350 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 )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Polish and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examination of the CIA from the perspective of its prominent directors, veteran officers, and significant critics
The terrorist watch : inside the desperate race to stop the next attack by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 960 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
The CIA at war : inside the secret campaign against terror by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 913 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
Spy vs. spy : stalking Soviet spies in America by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moscow station : how the KGB penetrated the American Embassy by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside Congress : the shocking scandals, corruption, and abuse of power behind the scenes on Capitol Hill by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
lawlessness of Republican and Democrat alike. Inside Congress unmasks the dubious character of those we entrust with our government: philanderers who champion family values; defenders of the working class who live like kings and treat their staff like dirt; and assorted tyrants, drunks, and petty thieves who are in the business of taxing us and enriching themselves
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 )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 755 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
The season : inside Palm Beach and America's richest society by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 603 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."--BOOK JACKET
The life insurance game by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 550 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 spy in the Russian club : how Glenn Souther stole America's nuclear war plans and escaped to Moscow by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Escape from the CIA : how the CIA won and lost the most important KGB spy ever to defect to the U.S. by Ronald Kessler ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the CIA missed making the most of the espionage coup of the century
 
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Alternative Names
Kessler, Ronald Borek.
رونالد كيسلر، 1943-
ケスラー, ロナルド
Languages
English (149)
German (2)
Polish (2)
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