Crisis of Character

Crisis of Character

A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience With Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Book - 2016 | First edition
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A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."
Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455568871
Branch Call Number: 973.929 BYRNE
Characteristics: xiii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmidt, Grant M. - Author


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May 28, 2019

The secret service has discredited this book. The author obviously has some mental issues to deal with.

Jun 06, 2017

Very good read, detailed first person account. Exposes sexcapades and machinations of BOTH Clinton's clawing for control at all costs...

May 15, 2017

interesting how the power of the political arena can manipulate and corrupt people within it

Jan 06, 2017

I thought this book was an excellent book detailing what the life of a secret service officer I'd like but to give us the many reasons why we do not want the Clinton's back in the White House, Thank goodness they are now history.

Dec 31, 2016

I checked this book out to see what the contents were. Unfortunately, I could not continue to read it. Regardless of who a person votes for, it doesn't seem appropriate that staff who are entrusted to protect Presidents and their families reveal intimate details about their personal lives. Talk about living in a glass bubble! EVERY marriage has ups and downs - some worse than others obviously. How couples deal with those times of strife should remain private and not published for the world to see. The fact that they are public figures does not mean that their personal lives should be put on display. I'm sure Mr. Byrnes would not like details of his own life revealed for others to drool over and gossip about. Details that affect the American voter are one thing; intimate details about a marriage are another.

Dec 30, 2016

This book was hardly about the Clinton's, let alone Hillary Clinton. It primarily was an autobiography of the author and included time in his career when he was a White House UD. There were some parts not about the Clinton's that were interesting pieces, but after reading the book, I learned hardly anything new about the Clinton's. In the end, it was disappointing.

Nov 02, 2016

This book was obviously marketed to take advantage of the 2016 presidential election, with a picture, not of the author, but of Hillary and Bill Clinton on the cover. However, it is actually a memoir of Gary Byrne’s career in government service, only part of which was spent as a White House Secret Service Officer, and initially he served under George H.W. Bush rather than Bill Clinton. People who read it expecting nothing but an exposé of the Clintons may be disappointed, but they would be making a mistake if they skipped over the chapters, about two fifths of the book, that don’t deal primarily or at all with the Clintons. They are frequently fascinating, even Byrne’s description of his service as a federal air marshal in post-911 America.
Unfortunately, the book seems to have been put together in haste so it could be released before the election. There is no index, and no list of acronyms in a book littered with them. There are a number of typos and occasional repetitions. Still it is a well-written and well-organized book, and it certainly is a damning indictment of the Clintons.
People in this country, who get their news about the election from the CBC (Clinton Broadcasting Corporation) or the CTV (Clinton TV), either don’t know or have forgotten what a vicious sexual predator Bill Clinton was, and how he perjured himself and obstructed justice to make the Monica Lewinsky scandal go away. As Byrne notes, Hillary Clinton seemed well aware of her husband’s infidelities with multiple partners, including the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale but generally seemed indifferent to them. In fact, she dishonoured herself by trying to slut-shame her hound-dog partner’s female victims. They are a truly revolting couple, and they don’t deserve a third term in the White House. People all over the world owe Garry Byrne a debt of thanks for his book for doing his part in exposing them.

Oct 29, 2016

Self-aggrandizing; slightly interesting; written at an eighth grade level documenting the hideous narcissism and meanness of the hog called Hillary Clilnton.

Sep 12, 2016

Pardon my french, but what the heck was that Bravo Sierra? I have never heard anyone more butch for George HW Bush than this sailor. He obviously has serious unresolved resentments with the Clintons and blames them for all of his woes. Interestingly it mainly boils down to the Monica Lewinksy fiasco but he fails to mention the rumors, stories, records and first hand accounts of a young, male prostitute visiting HW over 100 times at the White House. He failed to mention the Sandinistas, cocaine epidemic, Iran Contra and other heinous acts HW pulled as Reagan's puppet master. He also failed to mention any problems with W and the uge post Orwellian nightmare he brought us with the "Patriot Act", Homeland Security and TSA. This was an extremely biased tale told from the point of view of a crybaby, mama's boy with a giant chip on his shoulder. However if I ever meet Gary in person please know I try to use humor in my reviews and I respect all that you did for this country, and I'm only joking so don't take me out please, sir.

Aug 15, 2016

This is nothing but a book written by a guy who thought he'd make a few bucks.

There's nothing new here to those of us who read the news and follow the news cycle. He bounces around with his nothing new "news" and expects us to get excited?? What a waste of my time.Don't bother with this book.

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