Hunting the President

Hunting the President

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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the Presidents: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attemptsa€”From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgottena€”or never-before revealeda€”malicious attempts to slay Americaa€™s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the Presidents reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the presidenta€™s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagana€™s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Servicea€™s mission Hunting the Presidents opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a haira€™s breadth of assassination, leaving Americaa€™s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained burieda€”until now. Includes glossy photo signature of historic pictures and documents41. 42. 43. National Geographic Society, Inside the U.S. Secret Service, DVD, 2004. ... Geri Spieler, TakingAim at the President: The Remarkable Story ofthe Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 159. Ibid.

Title:Hunting the President
Author:Mel Ayton
Publisher:Regnery Publishing - 2014-04-14


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