Secret Service Agent Jerry Parr’s book selling in tandem with MINE (also: Hill’s books, Blaine’s crap, Petro’s great book, and Dan Emmett’s masterpiece with my name on the cover as—eat your heart out, you old *&^%—“Secret Service expert”!
My book is selling GREAT in pre-order (coming 10/22/13)!!! Here is my review of Parr’s great new book:
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Superb- a truly humble American hero
By Vince Palamara on September 18, 2013
Jerry Parr epitomizes the definition of a true American hero and a humble one, to boot. Mr. Parr is a truly nice man who we can all thank for saving President Reagan on that terrible day back in March 1981. In addition, Mr. Parr is to be highly commended for his service to not only this country but to God above. Mr. Parr, along with his wife Carolyn, have produced a very well written account of a fine public servant that I would highly recommend to all audiences, young and old. This book is a “keeper”; one you will want to own and read many times.
Now we need to try to convince Mr. Parr’s deputy, Robert DeProspero, to write his own memoir.
Essential purchase: get this one asap. Along with Gerald Behn and the aforementioned Mr. DeProspero, Jerry Parr is one of my favorite Secret Service agents of all time. It is a joy to hear him speak on television and this fine memoir speaks just as well.
Your initial post: Sep 18, 2013 11:57:21 AM PDT
Bravo, Mr Palamara! I know you are a critic of the Service for 11/22/63, so your opinion here is most appreciated. Thank you, sir.
Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology.
Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy.
Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination.
All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works.
Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library.
Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.