- Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Presidents and the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Institution
- The Richest Man in the World
- Winning the War on Terror
- Uncovering Secrets in Washington
Ronald Kessler the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen non-fiction books.which include, George W. Bush, the White House, the CIA, the FBI, Congress, and Palm Beach
The Life Insurance Game, an exposé of the life insurance industry. The Richest Man In The World: The story of Adnan Khashoggi, is the inside story of the world’s preeminent arms dealer. Spy vs. Spy: Stalking Soviet Spies in America, is the only book on the FBI’s secret counterintelligence program and contains the first interview with a Soviet bloc spy who became a mole in the CIA.
Moscow Station, is about the security breaches at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, the involvement of U.S. Marines, and the resulting investigations. Kessler’s The Spy In The Russian Club: How Souther stole America’s nuclear war plans and escaped to Moscow is the bizarre tale of one of America’s most damaging spies who defected to the Soviet Union and committed suicide there. Escape From The CIA: How the CIA won and lost the most Important KGB spy ever to defect to the U.S., is about the defection and redefection of KGB officer. Portrays the CIA’s disastrous mishandling of the case. Kessler’s Inside The CIA: revealing the secrets of the world’s most powerful spy agency depicts what the CIA really does, about the agency. THE FBI: Inside the world’s most powerful law enforcement, the FBI gave Kessler unprecedented access to the bureau. The book revealed for the first time the defection of Mitrokhin, whose notes from the KGB’s archives disclosed the existence over the years of hundreds of spies in the U.S. The book is the authoritative work on the modern FBI, and its findings led to the dismissal of Sessions as FBI director over his abuses.
Having probed the CIA and FBI, Kessler was prepared to take on the modern White House. Inside The White House: The hidden lives of the modern presidents and the secrets of the world’s most powerful institution depicts what the presidents and first families are really like The Sins Of The Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the dynasty he founded. And it reveals an affair with his Hyannis Port secretary that lasted nine years—three times longer than his affair with movie star Gloria Swanson.
In many ways, Congress is even more powerful than the president and how Congress really works. Inside Congress: The shocking scandals, corruption, and abuse of power behind the scenes on Capitol Hill. The book lifts the dome off the Capitol.
A 3.75-square-mile island, Palm Beach is known as the most wealthy, glamorous, opulent, sinful spot on earth. It is home to billionaires like Donald Trump, trust fund babies, women addicted to staying beautiful, and the sophisticated “walkers” who escort them. The Season: Inside Palm Beach and America’s richest society follows four characters through the season: the reigning queen of Palm Beach society.
After the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, no American institution is as powerful as the FBI. Kessler had presented the full story of the FBI from its beginnings in 1908 to the present. The Burea: The Secret History of the FBI is the definitive account of the FBI, revealing its strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and blunders, methods and secrets. This book focuses on the directors who have run the bureau, from J. Edgar Hoover through Louis Freeh and Robert Mueller. The Bureau reveals the dramatic inside story of the FBI’s response to the attacks of September 11 and why the FBI was unprepared for those attacks.
With the CIA at the core of the war on terror, no agency is as important to preserving America’s freedom. Yet the CIA is a closed and secretive world—impenetrable to generations of journalists—and few Americans know what really goes on among the spy masters who plot America’s worldwide campaign against terrorists. The CIA At War: Inside the secret campaign against terror. The book weaves in the history of the CIA and how it really works. A Matter Of Character: Inside the White House of George W. Bush, is a complete biography and inside look at how Bush and his secretive White House really operate.
Kessler has won sixteen journalism awards, including two George Polk awards—one for national reporting and one for community service. He won the top prize for business and financial reporting given by the society of professional journalists. Kessler has also won the American Political Science Association’s Public Affairs Reporting Award, the Associated Press’ Sevellon Brown Memorial Award, and Washingtonian magazine’s Washingtonian of the Year award.