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Kessler, Ronald 1943-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 166 publications in 3 languages and 15,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV8144.F43, 363.28
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald Kessler
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 )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,279 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."
The secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Book )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,824 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 bureau : the secret history of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,500 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 1,365 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
Inside the CIA : revealing the secrets of the world's most powerful spy agency by Ronald Kessler( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examination of the CIA from the perspective of its prominent directors, veteran officers, and significant critics
The First Family detail : Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents by Ronald Kessler( Book )
9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,091 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 terrorist watch : inside the desperate race to stop the next attack by Ronald Kessler( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 939 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 916 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
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 )
13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 760 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 )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secrets of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 562 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 )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 478 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 )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How the CIA missed making the most of the espionage coup of the century
The first family detail [Secret Service agents reveal the hidden lives of the presidents] by Ronald Kessler( Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 395 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 terrorist watch inside the desperate race to stop the next attack by Ronald Kessler( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines terrorists' efforts to mount a post-9/11 attack on the United States and the strategies employed by U.S. agencies involved in counterterrorism to thwart those efforts
The FBI by Ronald Kessler( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Inside the CIA revealing the secrets of the world's most powerful spy agency by Ronald Kessler( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this unparalleled work of investigative journalism, Kessler presents the first in-depth, unbiased account of the CIA's core operations, its abject failures, and its resounding successes, revealing how the Agency spies upon, influences, and sometimes overthrows foreign governments and parties
The bureau the secret history of the FBI by Ronald Kessler( Recording )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bureau takes listeners behind the scenes of the FBI, from its creation in 1908 to the scandals of present day. Based on exclusive interviews, Kessler reveals the inside story surrounding the events of September 11 and the investigation into the anthrax mailings. The Bureau delves deep within the agency, presenting the organization in its historical context and answering questions concerning its somewhat checkered past
The FBI inside the world's most powerful law enforcement agency by Ronald Kessler( )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives a firsthand look at the people who run the bureau, the methods they use, the powers they wield, and the secrets they hold
The FBI by Ronald Kessler( Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives a firsthand look at the people who run the bureau, the methods they use, the powers they wield, and the secrets they hold
 
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Alternative Names
Kessler, Ronald Borek.
رونالد كيسلر، 1943-
ケスラー, ロナルド
Languages
English (142)
German (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
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