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Now available at Amazon: Breaking Tecumseh's Curse by Jan Marie Ritter with Bob Ritter.
From 1840 to 1960, every United States president elected or reelected in a year ending in zero has died in office. Of those seven presidents, four were assassinated. Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse relates the real-life adventures of the U.S. Secret Service agent who tried to change tomorrow. Through enhanced protective methods and procedures, Secret Service Agent Bob Ritter hoped to prevent a similar fate for the president elected in 1980, Ronald Reagan. Some never before published information regarding the Reagan assassination attempt is revealed. There’s also an exciting look at assassination and the Secret Service including a provocative profile of accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
Told from a spouse’s perspective, Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse is the heartfelt love story of a young couple’s journey through some extraordinary times. It highlights a dangerous period for the Secret Service--from 1972-1982. During that time, five assassination attempts took place against persons protected by the USSS, more than any other era. Four of the five attempts were directed against presidents, the other towards a presidential candidate. Two of the attempts were partially successful in that protectees were wounded.
During much of this dangerous epoch, Bob was directly involved in the protective mission of the Secret Service. The work features the historic events of the time and an exciting insider's look at the Secret Service. The little-known field of protective intelligence is spotlighted. With hope for preventing future tragedies, some successful strategies for predicting dangerousness in individuals are also explored. Bob's mantra of "desperate people are dangerous people" and assessment techniques developed by him jump off the page at a time when violence, terrorism, and mass murders are all too often in the news. We can change our tomorrows.
Join Bob Ritter and his fellow agents for fun, adventure, and some sorrow too as they try to break Tecumseh’s Curse ...