The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents

byDavid PriessForeword byGeorge H. W. Bush

February 28, 2017|
The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents by David Priess
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Every president has had a unique and complicated relationship with the intelligence community. While some have been coolly distant, even adversarial, others have found their intelligence agencies to be among the most valuable instruments of policy and power.

Since John F. Kennedy''s presidency, this relationship has been distilled into a personalized daily report: a short summary of what the intelligence apparatus considers the most crucial information for the president to know that day about global threats and opportunities. This top-secret document is known as the President''s Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply "the Book." Presidents have spent anywhere from a few moments (Richard Nixon) to a healthy part of their day (George W. Bush) consumed by its contents; some (Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush) consider it far and away the most important document they saw on a regular basis while commander in chief.

The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president''s book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character-rich stories revealed here for the first time.
David Priess is author of the The President''s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America''s Presidents. He has a PhD in Political Science from Duke University and served at the CIA during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as an intelligence officer, manager, and daily intelligence briefer ...
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Title:The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.1 X 6.2 X 1.5 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.1 X 6.2 X 1.5 in
Published:February 28, 2017
Publisher:Publicaffairs
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781610397698

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