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Breaking Tecumseh's Curse: The Real-life Adventures of the U.S. Secret Service Agent Who Tried to Change Tomorrow [Copertina flessibile]

Jan Marie Ritter , Bob Ritter

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4 aprile 2013
What has mystery, romance, humor, action, intrigue, adventure and over 999,000 characters? The answer is Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse, the inspirational, informative and exciting memoir written by Jan Marie and Bob Ritter. It relates the couple's early years together when Bob was a special agent with the United States Secret Service in Washington, D.C. “It’s the first Secret Service book told from a spouse’s perspective,” says author Jan Marie Ritter. Rich in emotion, Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse is the heartfelt love story of a young couple’s journey through some extraordinary times. From 1840 to 1960, every United States president elected or reelected in a year ending in zero died in office. Of those seven presidents, four were assassinated. Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse unfolds the real-life adventures of the U.S. Secret Service agent who tried to change tomorrow. Through enhanced protective methods and procedures, Secret Service Agent Bob Ritter hoped to prevent a similar fate for the president elected in 1980, Ronald Reagan. Some never before published information regarding the Reagan assassination attempt is revealed. There’s also an exciting, historical look at assassination and the Secret Service including a provocative profile of accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse spotlights a dangerous period for the Secret Service—from 1972-1982. During that time, five assassination attempts took place against persons protected by the USSS, more than any other era. The book presents the historic events of the time and a rare insider's look at the Secret Service. The little-known field of protective intelligence is featured. With hope for preventing future tragedies, some successful strategies for predicting dangerousness in individuals are also explored. Bob's mantra of "desperate people are dangerous people" and assessment techniques developed by him jump off the page at a time when violence, terrorism, and mass murders are all too often in the news. "We can change our tomorrows," declare the Ritters. Join Bob Ritter and his fellow agents for fun, adventure, and some sorrow too as they try to break Tecumseh’s Curse.

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Jan and Bob Ritter live on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. Both are graduates of the University of Maryland and longtime residents of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Jan is retired from the teaching profession where she specialized in early childhood education and Reading Recovery. When not walking the boardwalk for exercise, she enjoys shopping, antiquing, reading, and working crossword puzzles. Bob is a retired federal criminal investigator (GS-1811) with a wealth of law enforcement and protective experience. A born collector, Bob loves history and the music of the 1940s-60s. He takes pleasure in watching the wildlife and ships that pass by the couple’s bay-front condominium. Bob is a member of the Association of Former Agents U.S. Secret Service (AFAUSSS), the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). Jan and Bob relish spending time with family and friends, especially the couple’s five granddaughters. With over 40 years of marriage, Jan and Bob deeply love one another and cherish each day together. Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse is the story of their early years together.

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5.0 su 5 stelle Compelling Secret Service History with Real Life Intertwined 7 maggio 2013
Di HighCholesterolGirl - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato Amazon
As the daughter of a Secret Service agent, I remember the exact day that I realized what my Father's job really was - to die for someone else! I bought this book hoping to learn more about the Secret Service and specifically the history of Tecumseh's Curse. I was not disappointed. Exceptionally researched history was intertwined with the side of the story that many American citizens don't think about - the human side of these Secret Service Agents who pledge to protect the President at all costs. A great read, well written and easy to follow for a history afficionado as well as a lay person. I recommend this book for anyone interested in Secret Service History, the History of Tecumseh's Curse, as well as personal accounts of the times.
3 di 4 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle WELL DONE 29 aprile 2013
Di CAPT'N P - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato Amazon
I FOUND THIS TO BE EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN AND VERY INFORMATIVE. I HAVE HAD MORE THAN ONE CONTACT WITH AGENTS, BOTH PROFESSIONALY AND PERSONALLY. I NEVER KNEW MUCH ABOUT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES, OTHER THAN THE POTUS PROTECTION. I NOW KNOW THROUGH THIS BOOK THERE ARE SO MANY FACETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE THAT ARE VERY MUCH BEHIND WHAT THE PUBLIC SEE'S. THE INFORMATION WAS VERY WELL PRESENTED BY THE AUTHOR IN A MANNER THAT DISPLAYED HER EMOTIONS AND THE EFFECT THE POSITION HAD ON THE FAMILY'S QUALITY OF LIFE.IT ALSO SHOWED THE CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY OF THE SPECIAL AGENT'S.
I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE BOOK TO THE POINT I FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN. I ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THE NEXT CHAPTER TOOK ME. IN CONCLUSION, EXCELLENT READING.
2 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent Secret Service book for the enthusiast (like me)! 16 aprile 2013
Di Vince Palamara - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
As someone very much interested in the history of the Secret Service (and the author of a forthcoming book on the same subject), I was most interested to see just what this book had to offer. Well, let me tell you: I was not disappointed. Well written and structured, this volume does a nice job conveying the author's journey in the agency, among other things. I was glad to see former Reagan SAIC Robert DeProspero mentioned (as he is in Del Wilber's and Joe Petro's books), as he is a favorite of mine, but I digress. Buy this one asap!
5.0 su 5 stelle Breaking Tecumseh's Curse 13 febbraio 2014
Di Linda E. - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato Amazon
You must read this very compelling story of two young people and their exciting journey together, Jan, an educator, and Bob, a Special Agent with the U. S. Secret Service. This wife's perspective of life married to a Secret Service Agent is written with humility, honesty, and with a sharp eye on events of the day and their impact on marriage and children. It is a fast and fascinating read, riddled with history lessons and informative background on various locations and historical figures, particularly our U. S. Presidents who Secret Service Agents are charged with protecting. Mr. and Mrs. Ritter deserve our thanks for sharing this personal, heartwarming, and truthful story. And, may I add, I shall be forever grateful to the men and women of the U. S. Secret Service.
5.0 su 5 stelle Excellent reading! 3 dicembre 2013
Di Maddi J - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato Amazon
Loved the history behind this story as well as the true giving by two people for the sake of our Country!

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