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Monday, March 19, 2018

Who's Who in the Secret Service: History's Most Renowned Agents by Vince Palamara (9/1/2018)

Who's Who in the Secret Service: History's Most Renowned Agents by Vince Palamara (9/1/2018)


America’s oldest law enforcement agency, the United States Secret Service, has never been exposed like this before! For the first time ever, a detailed look at an actual Who’s Who in the Secret Service: History’s Most Renowned Agents. The Secret Service has made many headlines thru the decades, especially in the last five years. This book presents a thorough look at over 100 of the most famous, infamous and interesting agents who have protected presidents from William McKinley to John F. Kennedy to President Trump and all points in between. Students of history will find much to contemplate in this revealing, entertaining and sometimes disturbing book. Who’s Who in the Secret Service: History’s Most Renowned Agents- you will never look at the men who guard the president the same way ever again!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Pamela Brown's review of SURVIVOR'S GUILT

My New Review on Amazon of Vince Palamara’s SURVIVOR’S GUILT…

I must say that since I (finally) entered the JFK research community at full throttle, so to speak, in 1988, there are many researchers whom I hold in great esteem and consider my mentors, but there are only a handful who have been as consistently supportive and helpful in providing detailed information in a timely manner than Vince Palamara. He even sent me copies of SG when it was self-published, and, to put it mildly, rather rambling in nature.
This version of SG is much more taut, with good editing, and makes for, not only a page-turner of an assassination book (not easy to do) but a valuable research resource. I can only complain that, though SG has a good people index, it does not have a topic index, so the researcher must sift through all the references to a person in order to find a specific event. Just the same, there are nuggets and jewels of information presented objectively on every page. Vince Palamara also manages to successfully sidestep a number of issues that have a connection to the limo (my area of specialty) in SG, which only lends credence to the level of information he is presenting.
I think that Vince could have taken even more risks in developing a cohesive theory of the assassination and the SS involvement in it; nevertheless, I have said to him, and firmly believe, that between SG and my recent NID presentation (Midnight Blue to Black — the Vanishing Act of the JFK Presidential Limousine In Broad Daylight, available at the JFK assassination has been cracked wide open for good.
Pamela Brown

Gary Byrne’s SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE- excellent book; highly recommended!

Gary Byrne’s SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE- excellent book; highly recommended!

As an author of four books myself, and as someone who has literally “seen and heard it all” when it comes to the Secret Service, I was greatly impressed with Gary’s latest offering. I have found that there are basically two types of Secret Service books: somewhat “sanitized” personal memoirs from an actual former agent and tabloid-style “tell all” type works. Luckily, neither of Gary’s fine books fall into either category.

Gary’s writing style is very conversational and easy to comprehend- you don’t have to be an agency expert or former officer to understand all the nuances. In addition, Gary tells it like it is, mincing no words and does not cater to the “politically correct” mindset. Basically, Gary has a true story to tell; the truth “with the bark off”, so to speak. If you don’t like it or if the truth makes you uncomfortable, tough.

Quite frankly, I am mystified by the small percentage of reviews claiming this book is essentially a rehash of his first. When I read them, I wanted to scream “what drugs are you people on?” In point of fact, I found next to no true rehashing of anything in this book. Methinks some people are “trolls” or do not like what Gary is espousing in his book(s); perhaps fans of the Clintons and/or disgruntled former agents who were made men (from the “old boys” network).

Gary does a very good job detailing all the prior major assassination attempts and unfortunate successes thru the decades and even centuries, going back before the Secret Service officially existed and all the way up to modern times. I quite enjoyed his take on some of the more well-known events in Secret Service history. One can tell Gary has an open mind and not a set-in-stone agenda. I appreciated his criticisms of the agency thru the years, while also calling attention to what they got right.

For history’s sake, perhaps the greatest good this book does is detailing, in brutally frank fashion (that could ONLY come from someone who was a former agent/officer and lived it), the Secret Service’s failings and-perhaps most important of all-the essential remedies needed to turn the agency around.

Like Gary’s first book, I found this one very hard to put down. In fact, I am going to reread it very soon!

Bravo, Gary! A very timely book  I recommend to every American who cares about their country and their leader’s safety.

Vince Palamara

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Some notes on Gary Byrne's excellent SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE book (2018)

Some notes on Gary Byrne's excellent SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE book (2018)

Page 61: Rightly calls Director Merletti’s referencing of the Kennedy assassination “historically inaccurate” re: the president pushing away the agents;
Page 63: “Agent Hill suffered from “survivor’s guilt.” (the title of my first book!);
Pages 79-114: chapter dealing with Washington thru attempt on V.P. Nixon;
Pages 115-146: Kennedy assassination chapter (covers Pavlick and thru Reagan attempt, as well);
Page 117: “the Secret Service did everything wrong; the assassin(s) did everything right.” I love the plural!
Page 120:  nice reference about Abraham Bolden;
Page 120: good take on the drinking incident and exhaustion;
Pages 120-121: referencing my book (page 286): Thomas Shipman;
Page 129: “Numerous details bewildered the public: the lack of motorcycle agents (sic) and agents on the rear bumper of the president’s car…”;
Page 130 (and elsewhere): “many of the changes [recommendations of the Warren Commission] were never implemented.”;
Pages 245-246: interesting info on Sara Jane Moore;
Page 251: Re: October 2017 JFK assassination file releases- “…the more transparent the story of the Kennedy assassination becomes, along with the details of the Secret Service’s involvement, the better.”

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Table of Truth: An Autopsy of the JFK Research Community

The Table of Truth: An Autopsy of the JFK Research Community

Essential purchase! A very insightful and entertaining read. Your collection is not complete without it.

 GET THIS ONE ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Excellent security for JFK Dec 1961 South America

Excellent security for JFK Dec 1961 South America
Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Columbia- bubble top in no-rain (hot) conditions, agents on limo, fast speed of cars, good motorcycle formation, SAIC Behn on trip, press in front of limo, helicopters on route, building rooftops guarded.

Agents Roy Kellerman and Robert Lilley- Puerto Ricans crowd the streets of old San Juan and shower confetti on President John F. Kennedy’s car as he and Gov. Luis Munoz drive to the governor’s mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Dec. 15, 1961. U.S. secret service men ride on the back of the car.