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    Leroy Thompson(Author)

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Provides a fascinating insight into this most dangerous of professions. Draws on the experience of the world's finest operatives. Fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs Although military operations against terrorist forces often grab the headlines, the men and women who protect celebrities and government, military and business leaders from assassination or kidnapping are also in the frontline in the war against extortion and terrorism. Ready and prepared to place their body between their employer and a bullet, the bodyguard must be able to blend into the background around their charge, yet be ready to spring into action instantly to counter an attack. Based on techniques of the US Secret Service, US State Department Security, the Special Air Service, the Royal Corps of Military Police, the Metropolitan Police, the KGB and its successor the FSB, France's GSPR, and other protective units around the world, the Bodyguard Manual details the steps a protective team takes to prevent attack as well as the tactics which are employed when it is necessary to counter an attack. From providing security aboard Concorde, the Orient Express or the Queen Elizabeth II, to protecting a high-ranking officer in combat, the Bodyguard Manual allows the reader to 'stand post' with the professional bodyguard. This revised edition brings the book completely up to date, covering developments in the field since first publication.

Leroy Thompson is a respected author and expert on special operations and the world's elite forces. He has a number of publications to his credit including The Hostage Rescue Manual, America's Commandos in the GI Series and Combat Shotguns from the Greenhill Military Manuals series. He lives in Manchester, MO. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Leroy Thompson(Author)
  • Greenhill Books; Revised edition edition (15 July 2005)
  • English
  • 4
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy

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  • By Joe Mac on 14 April 2014

    I own the previous print of this book (very pink and purple) and I would say it's damn fine. Yeah it witholds some of the details for some specialist procedures and processes, but that is what a proper training course is for. The overall content of the book is very detailed and it has a wonderful breakdown of escort formations, with good pictures to help the learning. The author notes that interject are far from self serving, instead allowing some insight into the practical side of close protection. This is not written for the dim thug who wishes to go into close protection. As mentioned within, the average bodyguard these days is well educated, well trained and professional.This is a genuinely fantastic companion to a close protection course, but not much fun if you're a casual busy body looking to be a gung ho wannabe tough guy.

  • By Prosec999 on 5 February 2007

    This book has some great insights and enough information to generate interest, but a manual it is not. It is peppered with lots of "authors notes" that seem to be there just to enhance the authors credibility rather than pass on information. Lots of stating the obvious such as "The mobile phone can be invaluable if radio communications have been knocked out and a team is under fire" The book was written for the American market but there are numerous mentions of the "British SAS" There are much better books on the subject and suggest you look at the Modern Bodyguard (peter consterdine) or The Bodyguards Bible (James Brown)


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