Department of the Treasury & the Secret Service

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in 2002, the U.S. Secret Service was moved from the Treasury Department to DHS.

Ansley, Norman. "The United States Secret Service: An Administrative History." Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science 47 (May–Jun.1956): 93-109.

John F. Fox, Jr., "Early Days of the Intelligence Community: Bureaucratic Wrangling over Counterintelligence, 1917–18," Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 1 (2005), comments that this is "[t]he best piece on the [Secret] Service's history at this time."

Bowen, Walter S., and Harry Edward Neal. The United States Secret Service. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1960.

Bowman, E.U., and Leonard W. Robinson. Secret Service Chief. New York: Harper & Row, 1961.

Wilcox: "Sympathetic account of the United States Secret Service."

Burnham, George Pickering. Memoirs of the United States Secret Service: (compiled by permission, from the department records) with accurate portraits of prominent members of the detective force, some of their most notable captures, and a brief account of the life of Col. H.C. Whitley, chief of the division. Boston: Lee & Shephard, 1872.

Davis, Curtis Carroll. "The Craftiest of Men: William P. Wood and the Establishment of the United States Secret Service." Maryland Historical Magazine 83 (Summer 1988): 11-126.

Dorman, Michael. The Secret Service Story. New York: Delacorte, 1967.

Farago, Ladislas. "Secrets of the Secret Service." Saturday Review of Literature 50 (18 Nov. 1967): 31-32. [Petersen]

Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri.

1. "The Montreal Spy Ring of 1898 and the Origins of 'Domestic Surveillance' in the United States." Canadian Review of American Studies 5 (Fall 1974): 119-134.

2. "United States Secret Service." In Government Agencies, ed. Donald R. Whitnah, 592-597. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1983.

Kuhn, Ferdinand. The Story of the Secret Service. New York: Random House, 1957.

McCarthy, Dennis V. N., with Philip W. Smith. Protecting the President: The Inside Story of a Secret Service Agent. New York: Morrow, 1985.

Kirkus Reviews, 20 Nov. 1985: The author's White House details spanned four presidencies. He "tries to give us an idea of the daily tribulations of his peers, but ... gets bogged down.... The biggest problem is a clear lack of focus. He skips back and forth between incidents in an irritating, repetitive manner.... His insights concerning the various Presidents are interesting -- Johnson treated his agents like so many lowly ranch hands; Nixon was the most courteous and considerate; Ford was exactly as he appeared, a nice guy trying his best to do a tough job; Carter was aloof, rarely speaking to his bodyguards; Reagan the most loquacious and jocular."

McKay, Randle, and R.J. Gerrard. The "Intelligence" Game of Secret Service Cases and Problems. New York: McBride, 1935. [Petersen]

Neal, Harry E. The Story of the Secret Service. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971.

This is an update of Walter S. Bowen and Harry Edward Neal. The United States Secret Service (Philadelphia: Chilton, 1960).

Reilly, Michael F., as told to William J. Slocum. Reilly of the White House. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1947.

Starling, Edmund W. Starling of the White House: The Story of the Man Whose Secret Service Detail Guarded Five Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt, as Told to Thomas Shugrue. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1946.

Tully, Andrew. Treasury Agent: The Inside Story. New York: Pyramid Books, 1960.

U.S. Secret Service. The United States Secret Service: What It Is, What It Does. Washington, DC: GPO, 1956.

Whitley, Hiram C. In It: by H.C. Whitley, Late Chief of the Secret Service Division of the United States Treasury. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1894. [Petersen]

Wilkie, Don. American Secret Service Agent. New York: Stokes, 1934. [Petersen]

Wilson, Frank J., and Beth Day. Special Agent: A Quarter Century with the Treasury Department and the Secret Service. New York: Holt, Rinehart &Winston, 1965.

Youngblood, Rufus W. 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973.

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