Synopsis by Rob Ferrier
The primary goal of the Secret Service is the protection of the prominent political figures of the United States. Because so much of their work must be low profile, remarkably little attention has been paid to this elite group. Each episode of The Secret Service: The Inside Story lifts the veil on an aspect of this legendary group and offers lessons in the evolution of this remarkable branch of government. This volume offers a look at the origins and early years of the Service. Ironically, Abraham Lincoln's last official act as president was signing the order that created this protective group. The history of the Service is followed through to the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt.
assassination, government, official, President, protection, Secret-Service