REILLY OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Michael F. Reilly

REILLY OF THE WHITE HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The warm, personal memoirs of the man who followed President Roosevelt wherever he went and who was completely responsible for the safety of the wartime leader. Mike Reilly recalls his campaign tours across country, the trips to Casablanca, Teheran, Hawaii, the Aleutians, Yalta, and gives here vague, disarming impressions of the world's political and military leaders that he saw. The text covers ten years of secret service work and reflects the vigor and charm of the writer, an ""Irish cop"", and his devotion to duty in its finest traditions. Reilly reveals here the torture and anxiety he felt over the security of the president and an absorption in his work that turned police protection into a science. He tells how he planned for the president's safety, the means he devised through trial and error methods and past experience. Not as chatty- not as perceptive- as Starling of the White House, but gayer and more human.

Pub Date: Aug. 8th, 1947
ISBN: 1406748897
Publisher: Simon & Schuster