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The Secret Service
  • Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604136235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-623-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 363
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Founded in 1865 to combat counterfeiters, the Secret Service's responsibilities have since expanded greatly. The agency's best-known duty is to protect the president and other key government figures, but it is also responsible for protecting people, buildings, or areas from potential threats and investigating various forms of financial fraud. The Secret Service takes readers from the agency's inception to its modern form, focusing on organizational and structural changes, technological developments, training, special programs and initiatives, and real-life accounts from the field.

Key topics covered include:

  • The beginning of the Secret Service
  • Protecting people and places
  • Investigating counterfeiting and fraud
  • Detecting threats
  • Handling crowds and major events
  • What it takes to join the Secret Service
  • The future of the Secret Service.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology. Endnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Bernard Ryan Jr. has authored, coauthored, or ghostwritten more than 36 books on such topics as biography, early childhood education, community service for teens, career guides in the fields of advertising and journalism, courtroom trials, and personal financial planning, including The Poisoned Life of Mrs. Maybrick, about an American woman who, in Liverpool, England, in 1889, was the defendant in one of history's great murder trials. Ryan has written many articles for magazines and newspapers. He is a graduate of Princeton University. A native of Albion, New York, he lives in Southbury, Connecticut.

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