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Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  759 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
-He swore to take a bullet for the President and left it all behind to take a bullet for the American people-

Why would a successful, twelve-year Secret Service agent resign his position in the prime of his career to run for political office against all the odds?

New York Times bestseller, Life Inside the Bubble is an intimate look at life inside the presidential -bubble, -
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by WND Books
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Richard
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is sort of two books in one. The first 2/3rds is Bongino's biography and an account of his time in law enforcement & the Secret Service. It's a compelling story but not unlike other books I've read about Secret Service agents. This part of the book merits 3 stars in my opinion.

The final few chapters give Bongino's assessment of some of the key failures of the Obama Administration and the Federal government in general: Fast & Furious, Benghazi, and the Boston Marathon bombing. T
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Janet Pawelek
Apr 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm wonderful....blah, blah, blah...I am the best...blah, blah, blah....I got the highest score...blah, blah, blah....I have all the answers to government's problems..blah, blah, blah...
Did not enjoy this egotistical rambling.
Mary Lou
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm a big Dan Bongino fan and I looked forward to reading his book. He's led a life many of us can't imagine, and "Life Inside the Bubble" gives readers a brief glimpse into his world. Regrettably, it's (necessarily) a very brief glimpse. "Life" loses a star for all the good stories that were left out due to that pesky top secret security clearance. It loses a second star for being redundant - lots of words, phrases, and stories were repeated throughout the book. Still, I learned some things abo ...more
Laura
May 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
The title was what caused me to read the book, and my expectations was not to find out secrets but to learn about the endurance, professional and committment of a person in the Secret Services. The fact that he couldn't talk about many things didn't bother me at all, what I wondered was in comments about our current President, why but and after thought it made me wonder was his dislike of the man coloring his opinion. Then his leaving and his future goals which perhaps having this career may hel ...more
Jessica
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
I started this book thinking it would give insight on life inside the White House bubble. Maybe give a glimpse of the president we don't normaly see or at least of the life style of the important, people living there who make it The White House.

Instead we get a glimpse inside 'the bubble' around one secret service agent.
And trust me, it's a very small bubble. (no room for taking about anything but himself)

I wish he'd cut out 3/4 of the random personal stories and very opinionated politics and
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Shane Grier
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good one.

Of course Mr. Bongino couldn't go into all the details behind protecting the president or how to catch counterfeiters, but the book remained a page turner. I congratulate the author on his convictions and honoring his country. A good book for the political out there.
Joe
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Twas just ok, I enjoyed his backstory and time in the secret service... but it suddenly stops storytelling before any climax, and fizzles out with complaints of government red tape and calls for political activism.
Barbara Stafford
A must read!

Amazing insight from this man's experience in the Secret Service. A wake up call for those of us who love our country.
Rick Wahler
Secret Service Pres Port Detail with commentary

I found the first half of the book pretty average, with the author's descriptions of his service on the presidential protection detail. The book by Clint Hill, 5 Presidents, who served presidents Eisenhower thru Ford, is more complete and better written in this area. It gets better when Bognino writes about scandals including Fast & Furious and Benghazi, how the complex and competing bureaucracy, as well as decisions made for political reasons a
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Andrew Neveils
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
The book is well written and the latter chapters, where he focuses on security issues related to specific scandals, are excellent and worth the read.

The first 19 chapters or so are fairly generic since he couldn’t supply specifics.

Essentially, a little less *bang* than I was hoping for.
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