Ronald Kessler

Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 20 non-fiction books about the Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Kessler began his career as a journalist in 1964 on the Worcester Telegram, followed by three years as an investigative reporter and editorial writer with the Boston Herald. In 1968, he joined the Wall Street Journal as a reporter in the New York bureau. He became an investigative reporter with the Washington Post in 1970 and continued in that position until 1985. Kessler's latest book is "The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents." Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards--for national reporting and for community service. Kessler has also won the American Political Science Association's Public Affairs Reporting Award, the Associated Press' Sevellon Brown Memorial Award, and Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year award. Franklin Pierce University awarded him the Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for excellence as a prolific author, journalist, and communicator. He is listed in Who's Who in America. Ron Kessler lives with his wife Pamela Kessler in the Washington, D.C. area. Also an author and former Washington Post reporter, Pam Kessler wrote "Undercover Washington: Where Famous Spies Lived, Worked and Loved." His daughter Rachel Kessler, a public relations executive, and son Greg Kessler, an artist, live in New York.

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Books by Ronald Kessler

The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Release Date: 28 Jul 2015

Price: $6.63

As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nations leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row sea...more

The Secrets of the FBI

Release Date: 07 Aug 2012

Price: $4.95

The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBIs most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside acc...more

In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect

Release Date: 03 Aug 2010

Price: $4.82

Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one hundred current and former Secret Service agents, bestselling author and award-winning repo...more

The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack

Release Date: 30 Dec 2008

Price: $0.82

You make a mistake, there are dead people. FBI Special Agent Art Cummings, head of international counterterrorism operations Drawing on unprecedented access to FBI and CIA counterterrorism operatives, New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler pr...more

Laura Bush: An Intimate Portrait of the First Lady

Release Date: 04 Apr 2006

Price: $0.49

When Laura Bush moved into the White House on January 20, 2001, everyone wanted to know what kind of first lady she would be. Would she be like Mamie Eisenhower? Would she follow in Barbara Bushs footsteps? Would she be another Hillary Clinton? I th...more

A Matter of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush

Release Date: 22 Dec 2004

Price: $1.51

More than seventy-five books attacking George W. Bush have been published so far. Now, finally, there's a book that sets the record straight against a backdrop of media bias. And it's not by a conservative idealogue but by an award-winning independent ...more

The CIA at War: Inside the Secret Campaign Against Terror

Release Date: 01 Sep 2004

Price: $3.96

With the CIA at the core of the war on terror, no agency is as important to preserving America's freedom. Yet the CIA is a closed and secretive world-impenetrable to generations of journalists-and few Americans know what really goes on among the spy ma...more

The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI

Release Date: 13 Jul 2003

Price: $5.58

No institution is as critically important to America's security. No American institution is as controversial. And, after the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no institution is as powerful. Yet until now, no book has presented the full stor...more

The Season: Inside Palm Beach and America's Richest Society

Release Date: 20 Oct 1999

Price: $5.99

Palm Beach is known around the world as the most wealthy, glamorous, opulent, decadent, self-indulgent, sinful spot on earth. With their beautiful 3.75 square-island constantly in the media glare, Palm Beachers protect their impossibly rich society fr...more

Inside Congress: The Shocking Scandals, Corruption, and Abuse of Power Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill

Release Date: 01 Aug 1998

Price: $10.97

MONEY, SEX, AND SELF-INTEREST TAKEN CONTROL OF CAPITOL HILL Now more than ever, Congress runs the country. But who is running Congress? New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Ronald Kessler takes you behind the scenes, conducti...more

Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Institution

Release Date: 02 Aug 1995

Price: $23.00

Award-winning journalist Ronald Kessler gets behind the scenes at the White House to reveal the often-scandalous secrets of this all-powerful institution. Kessler documents the hidden lives of the modern presidents: Bill and Hilary Clinton's sham marri...more

The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency

Release Date: 01 Oct 1994

Price: $23.63

Offers a profile of the inner workings and evolving priorities of the law enforcement agency and the people who run it, including new material on recent changes made by current FBI Director Louis J. Freeh. Reprint. NYT. more

Inside the CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency

Release Date: 01 Feb 1994

Price: $3.67

Ronald Kessler's explosive bestseller, "The FBI," brought down FBI Director William S. Sessions. Now, in this unparalleled work of investigative journalism, Kessler reveals the inner world of the CIA. Based on extensive research and hundreds of intervi...more

Spy in the Russian Club: Spy in the Russian Club

Release Date: 01 Jul 1992

Price: $37.00

A look at the espionage of Glenn Michael Souther describes how the Navy man turned his back on his country to become a spy for the KGB, describing his relationships with women, his outrageous public behavior, and more. Reprint. AB. K. more

Escape from the CIA: How the CIA Won and Lost the Most Important KGB Spy Ever to Defect to the U.S.

Release Date: 01 Feb 1992

Price: $9.86

Why did the most important KGB spy ever to defect to the U.S. go back to the Soviet Union? Award-winning journalist Kessler investigated the inner workings of the CIA and interviewed Colonel Vitaly Yurchenko himself to find out in this classic work. Ke...more

Moscow Station: How the KGB Penetrated the American Embassy

Release Date: 01 Feb 1990

Price: $52.93

In Moscow Station Ronald Kessler goes behind the scenes to show how the entire U.S. Embassy, including the CIA station, was literally riddled with KGB bugging devices. Revealing the inner workings of the two most powerful intelligence armies in the wor...more

Spy Vs Spy: Shocking True Story Fbi's Secret War

Release Date: 01 Nov 1989

Price: $47.10

Acclaimed journalist Ronald Kessler takes readers inside the deadly world of espionage and counter-espionage to reveal how Russian agents operate in the United States, how greedy Americans can betray top military secrets with astonishing ease, and why ...more

The Richest Man in the World: The Story of Adnan Khashoggi

Release Date: 01 Nov 1988

Price: $539.60

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The Life Insurance Game

Release Date: 01 Feb 1985

Price: $67.75

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