Ronald Kessler


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Ronald Kessler is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 non-fiction books about the Trump White House, 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 an investigative 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 new book is "The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game."

Kessler has won eighteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards--for national reporting and for community service. Kessler has also won the
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Average rating: 3.4 · 11,863 ratings · 1,650 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
In the President's Secret S...

3.36 avg rating — 4,875 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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The First Family Detail: Se...

3.29 avg rating — 2,645 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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The Secrets of the FBI

3.43 avg rating — 1,496 ratings — published 2011 — 13 editions
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Inside the CIA

3.44 avg rating — 491 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Laura Bush: An Intimate Por...

3.60 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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The Sins of the Father: Jos...

3.84 avg rating — 350 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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The Bureau: The Secret Hist...

3.66 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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A Matter of Character: Insi...

3.63 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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The FBI

3.65 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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Inside the White House: The...

3.35 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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“You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them,”
Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

“In May 1993, Clinton ordered the presidential plane to wait on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport while he got a haircut from Christophe Schatteman, a Beverly Hills hairdresser. Schatteman’s clients have included Nicole Kidman, Goldie Hawn, and Steven Spielberg. “We flew out of San Diego to L.A. to pick him up,” recalls James Saddler, a steward on the infamous trip. “Some guy came out and said he was supposed to cut the president’s hair. Christophe cut his hair, and we took off. We were on the ground for an hour. They closed the runways.” While Christophe cut Clinton’s hair, two runways at LAX were closed. That meant all incoming and outgoing flights had to be halted. Clinton’s thoughtlessness inconvenienced passengers throughout the country. Like”
Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

“Just before Obama’s nationally televised campaign kickoff rally last Feb. 10, the candidate disinvited Wright from giving the public invocation. Wright explained: ‘When [Obama's] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli’ to visit Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, ‘a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.’

According to Wright, Obama then told him, ‘You can get kind of rough in the sermons, so what we’ve decided is that it’s best for you not to be out there in public.’ But privately, Obama and his family prayed with Wright just before the presidential announcement.”
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