Books Within Arm's Length A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President by Dan Emmett Hardcover, 299 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $26.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWithin Arm's LengthSubtitleA Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the PresidentAuthorDan Emmett Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary An inside account from a Secret Service agent describes stories of some of his more high-profile assignments and the personal and professional challenges faced by Secret Service agents and their families. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Within Arm's Length Book Reviews Standing 2 Feet From The President Ought To Be More Exciting June 12, 2014 Former Secret Service agent Dan Emmett's memoir, Within Arm's Length, chronicles his 21 years on the job. But critic J.P. O'Malley says good government agents don't necessarily make good storytellers.