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WHO: David Priess
WHAT: THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK OF SECRETS Book Signing
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carter Library

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK OF SECRETS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS TO AMERICA'S PRESIDENTS FROM KENNEDY TO OBAMA explores the top–secret document known as the President’s Daily Brief, or, within national security circles, simply “the Book.” The details of most PDBs are highly classified, and will remain so for many years. But the process by which the intelligence community develops and presents the Book is a fascinating look into the operation of power at the highest levels. David Priess, a former intelligence officer and daily briefer, has interviewed every living president and vice president as well as more than one hundred others intimately involved with the production and delivery of the president's book of secrets. He offers an unprecedented window into the decision making of every president from Kennedy to Obama, with many character–rich stories revealed here for the first time.

“This volume provides greater understanding of how presidents' minds operate and dissect information. It also humanizes their decisions by detailing the intricacies of how the PDB is handled. With the September 2015 release of the Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson PDBs, this publication is timely…Recommended for those interested in a different perspective on the U.S. presidency, political scientists, and historians.”
—LIBRARY JOURNAL

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Priess served during the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations as an award-winning intelligence officer, manager, and daily intelligence briefer at the CIA, as well as a desk officer at the State Department. He obtained his PhD in political science from Duke University and has published articles in journals such as SECURITY STUDIES, MIDDLE EAST POLICY, and the MERSHON INTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW, as well as book reviews and eclectic articles in outlets ranging from FORWARD to SKEPTIC. Priess is currently director of analytic services for Analytic Advantage, Inc., offering specialized training, mentoring, and consulting services to the intelligence community, other government offices, and the private sector.
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