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Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the Secret Service agent who jumped on the limousine after JFK was shot in an attempt to shield the President and First Lady with his body. For four years—from the election of JFK in 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964—he wasassigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, and during those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend.
Now, in Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time. From the start, the job was like no other, and Hill was by Jackie’s side through the early days of JFK’s presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick's sudden death; Jackie's trips to Europe, Asia and South America; Jackie's intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli and Andre Malraux; and the dark days that followed JFK’s assassination.
Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the remarkable story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon.
Hardcover Book : 352 pages
Publisher: Simon And Schuster, Inc. ( April 03, 2012 )
Item #: 13-563920
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.88inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Outstanding book. I was 23 in 1963. Mr Hill went on to be the #2 in Secret Service and has been married over 40 years - see Gerald Blaine's book "JFK Detail"...Blaine/Hill good friends, and were on the White House Details at the same time. Clint also moved up to Johnson's detail. One of the best books I've read in forever, wonderful insight into the family life. Kudos, Mr. Hill ...for finally giving us this book.
Insight into the life of a person immersed from private to a goldfish bowl existence while trying to maintain normalcy is most interesting; however, the loyalty, dedication and self-sacrifice of secret service personnel is most impressive. The question is did Mr. Hill sacrifice his marriage and family for his extraordinary career?
Reviewer: Nancy F
I remember the Kennedy White House years so well. I had a great admiration for Mrs. Kennedy. Mr. Hill told of his years with her with such respect, joy and tears. I thank him for this book. It shows us another side of the wonderful woman. She will always be some on to admire.
Have always admired Mrs. Kennedy. This book was Great!
Very well written, I felt as though I was walking in History, with Mr. Hill.