MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17

MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17
MY BEST BOOK- KINDLE, 4/21/17; PAPERBACK 5/1/17

Vince Palamara: author of four books + MAJOR DVD

Vince Palamara: author of four books + MAJOR DVD
Author of three books, including THE NOT SO SECRET SERVICE- AGENCY TALES FROM FDR TO THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION TO THE REAGAN ERA and appears on the DVD/ BLU RAY A COUP IN CAMELOT. Watch for Vince's fourth book "WHO'S WHO IN THE SECRET SERVICE: HISTORY'S MOST RENOWNED AGENTS" sometime in the not too distant future!

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President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail +

President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail +
President Kennedy's Secret Service White House Detail + various other important/ temp/ PRS agents, as compiled from the massive collection of the leading authority on the Secret Service, especially during the JFK era: Vince Palamara

Secret Service JFK

Secret Service JFK
Various JFK era agents

Secret Service JFK

Secret Service, JFK, President Kennedy, James Rowley, Gerald Behn, Floyd Boring, Roy Kellerman, John Campion, William Greer, Forest Sorrels, Clint Hill, Winston Lawson, Emory Roberts, Sam Kinney, Paul Landis, John "Jack" Ready, William "Tim" McIntyre, Glenn Bennett, George Hickey, Rufus Youngblood, Warren "Woody" Taylor, Jerry Kivett, Lem Johns, John "Muggsy" O'Leary, Sam Sulliman, Ernest Olsson, Robert Steuart, Richard Johnsen, Stewart "Stu" Stout, Roger Warner, Henry "Hank" Rybka, Donald Lawton, Dennis Halterman, Walt Coughlin, Andy Berger, Ron Pontius, Bert de Freese, Jim Goodenough, Bill Duncan, Ned Hall II, Mike Howard, Art Godfrey, Gerald Blaine, Ken Giannoules, Paul Burns, Gerald O'Rourke, Robert Faison, David Grant, John Joe Howlett, Bill Payne, Robert Burke, Frank Yeager, Donald Bendickson, Gerald Bechtle, Howard Norton, Hamilton Brown, Toby Chandler, Chuck Zboril, Joe Paolella, Wade Rodham, Bob Foster, Lynn Meredith, Rad Jones, Thomas Wells, Charlie Kunkel, Stu Knight, Paul Rundle, Glen Weaver, Arnie Lau, Forrest Guthrie, Eve Dempsher, Bob Lilley, Ken Wiesman, Mike Mastrovito, Tony Sherman, Larry Newman, Morgan Gies, Tom Shipman, Ed Tucker, Harvey Henderson, Abe Bolden, Robert Kollar, Ed Mougin, Mac Sweazey, Horace "Harry" Gibbs, Tom Behl, Jim Cantrell, Bill Straughn, Tom Fridley, Mike Kelly, Joe Noonan, Gayle Dobish, Earl Moore, Arthur Blake, John Lardner, Milt Wilhite, Bill Skiles, Louis Mayo, Thomas Wooge, Milt Scheuerman, Talmadge Bailey, Bob Lapham, Bob Newbrand, Bernie Mullady, Jerry Dolan, Vince Mroz, William Bacherman, Howard Anderson, U.E. Baughman, Walt Blaschak, Robert Bouck, George Chaney, William Davis, Paul Doster, Dick Flohr, Jack Fox, John Giuffre, Jim Griffith, Jack Holtzhauer, Andy Hutch, Jim Jeffries, John Paul Jones, Kent Jordan, Dale Keaner, Brooks Keller, Thomas Kelley, Clarence Knetsch, Jackson Krill, Elmer Lawrence, Bill Livingood, J. Leroy Lewis, Dick Metzinger, Jerry McCann, John McCarthy, Ed Morey, Chester Miller, Roy "Gene" Nunn, Jack Parker, Paul Paterni, Burrill Peterson, Max Phillips, Walter Pine, Michael Shannon, Frank Stoner, Cecil Taylor, Charles Taylor, Bob Taylor, Elliot Thacker, Ken Thompson, Mike Torina, Jack Walsh, Jack Warner, Thomas White, Ed Wildy, Carroll Winslow, Dale Wunderlich, Walter Young, Winston Gintz, Bill Carter, C. Douglas Dillon, James Johnson, Larry Hess, Frank Farnsworth, Jim Giovanneti,Bob Gaugh,Don Brett, Jack Gleason, Bob Jamison, Gary Seale, Bill Sherlock, Bob Till, Doc Walters...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

"The Kennedy Detail" paperback (11/15/11): NOTHING truly new, no corrections, & misleading blurbs

"The Kennedy Detail" paperback (11/15/11): NOTHING truly new, no corrections, & misleading blurbs


"The Kennedy Detail" came out in paperback 11/15/11- very disappointing. Blaine had the chance to correct the record regarding the many errors and omissions pertaining to the assassination, as well as the 11/18/63 Tampa trip, and he chose not to address one iota of the criticism whatsoever.

On the front jacket and spine, it states that the book was a New York Times Bestseller. However, while technically true, it was briefly on the EXTENDED list---meaning, it was NOT even a top 20 book (it also barely, briefly, grazed the top 100 on Amazon.Com). The very first page is (once again, technically) something "new": a brief tally of "praise" for the book. However, "The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, CO)" blurb MERELY REPEATS EXACTLY WHAT BLAINE SAID- THESE ARE BLAINE'S OWN WORDS ("A book that needed to be written")! "The Dallas Morning News" blurb states: "John F Kennedy's Secret Service agents break their silence"...nothing more (and this is not true, either). This is ALSO the tag line to Blaine's own book! So, once again, these are BLAINE'S OWN WORDS! "The Washington Times" states that the book is "full of anecdotes, recollections, and accounts...", not stating if they are good, bad, or truthful; that's it. The "Herald Review (Decatur, IL) chimes in: "the only authoritative account of that day from the men who were there to guard the president’s life." While we can argue the merits of that statement, as well, it appears this was a favorable review...favorable, in that Lisa McCubbin, the co-author, has a Decatur, IL "connection", as the whole review states.

For its part, ABC News states: "The Kennedy Detail has brought a new perspective to the story"...but, once again: is that good or bad? CNN reports: "A newly detailed account...based on interviews with many of the agents...Former agent Hill, who has rarely granted interviews about the shooting [not entirely true: twice to CBS, once to The History Channel, once to National Geographic Channel, the Warren Commission, and to William Manchester], wrote a foreword." Not much praise there.

The Library Journal ends their brief blurb with the statement that "their best efforts were not enough." "Best efforts"?!?!?!

Only The Florida Times-Union presents a truly praiseworthy blurb. Perhaps this is why it was also presented on the cover of the book.

Same old, same old...

Vince Palamara

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