Plotting to Kill the President: Assassination Attempts from
Washington to Hoover by Mel Ayton
2017 | ISBN: 1612348564 | English | 376 pages | PDF | 6
Since the birth of our nation and the election of the first
president, groups of organized plotters or individuals
have been determined to assassinate the chief
executive. From the Founding Fathers to the Great
Depression, three presidents have been assassinated:
Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, and William McKinley.
However, unknown to the general public, almost all
presidents have been threatened, put in danger, or
survived ÔÇťnear lethal approachesÔÇŁ during their terms.
Plotting to Kill the President reveals the numerous,
previously untold incidents when assassins, plotters, and
individuals have threatened the lives of American
presidents, from George Washington to Herbert Hoover.
Mel Ayton has uncovered these episodes, including an
attempt to assassinate President Hayes during his
inauguration ceremony, an attempt to shoot Benjamin
Harrison on the streets of Washington, an assassination
attempt on President Roosevelt at the White House, and
many other incidents that have never been reported or
have been covered up. Ayton also recounts the stories of
Secret Service agents and bodyguards from each
administration who put their lives in danger to protect the
commander in chief.
Plotting to Kill the President demonstrates the unsettling
truth that even while the nation sleeps, those who would
kill the president are often hard at work devising new
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