Number of page: 352
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip,” Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with the First Lady during the four years leading up to and following President John F. Kennedy’s tragic assassination.In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedy’s side for some of the happiest moments as well as the darkest. He was there for the birth of John, Jr. on November 25, 1960, as well as for the birth and sudden death of Patrick Bouvier Kennedy on August 8, 1963. Three and a half months later, the unthinkable happened.Forty-seven years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the one vivid image that never leaves Clint Hill’s mind is that of President Kennedy’s head lying on Mrs. Kennedy’s lap in the back seat of the limousine, his eyes fixed, blood splattered all over the back of the car, Mrs. Kennedy, and Hill as well. Sprawled on the trunk of the car as it sped away from Dealey Plaza, Hill clung to the sides of the car, his feet wedged in so his body was as high as possible. Clint Hill jumped on the car too late to save the president, but all he knew after that first shot was that if more shots were coming, the bullets had to hit him instead of the First Lady. Mrs. Kennedy’s strength, class, and dignity over those tragic four days in November 1963 held the country together.This is the story, told for the first time, of the man who perhaps held her together.
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MRS. KENNEDY AND ME: An Intimate Memoir Evocative memoir of guarding First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy through the young and sparkling years of the Kennedy presidency and the dark days following the assassination.Secret Service Special Agent Hill had not looked forward to guarding Mrs. Kennedy. The action was with the president. But duty trumped preference, and he first met a young and pregnant soon-to-be First Lady in November 1960. For
- Barbara Murray
Mrs.kennedy &me Very well written. Loved it.
- Michael Martinez
Eye opening Very intriguing. Tough work it took the Secret Service to protect an entire family while sacrificing being with their own family.
- Sonique Louise Watson
Powerful and Lovely This book is perfection. One of the greatest books I’ve ever read. I’m only 25 years of age and obviously have no recollection of the Kennedy Presidency or Kennedy Era until this book. President Kennedy is my favorite President and First Lady Kennedy is my role model and favorite First Lady so I decided to read this book by Mr. Clinton Hill and it was absolutely amazing! I laughed, cried and smiled throughout the whole book. Thank you for such a wonderful novel. God bless you.
- Nancy Bennett
Mrs. Kennedy and Me Intimate telling of Agent Hill’s life as protector of Mrs. Kennedy. These men give up a lot of their personal lives to perform this service.
- Madelyn Jackson
Fantastic the best book about Jacqueline Kennedy I may be slightly obsessed with John F Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy and their love for each other and to see this with the Secret Service agent wow that’s just amazing I saw the bond of you guys what a great opportunity you had Clint Hill absolutely incredible! I definitely recommend this book to anybody that wants to know about their relationship
- Chris Mizer
Fascinating very personal look into an amazing woman’s life.
- Cierra L
Very beautiful and respectful account on how mrs. Kennedy was during her time as first lady. One of my favorite books about her because it does not aim to bash her or exploit her in any way. I recommend it to any kennedy fan
The Kennedy Detail (Enhanced Edition): JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence
Enhanced with stunning videos and photographs throughout illustrating the impact of Kennedy s presidency and death the true story of the critical events leading up to and following the assassination of President John F Kennedy in full for the first time by the Secret Service agents who were firsthand witnesses to one of America s greatest tragedies and have lived for forty seven years with unresolved guilt and grief Drawing on the memories of his fellow agents Jerry Blaine captures the energetic crowd loving young president who banned agents from his car and often plunged into raucous crowds with little warning Here are vivid scenes that could come only from inside the Kennedy detail JFK s last words to his tearful son when he left Washington for the last time how a sudden change of weather led to the choice of the open air convertible limousine that day Mrs Kennedy standing blood soaked outside a Dallas hospital room the sudden interruption of six year old Caroline s long anticipated sleepover with a friend at home the exhausted team of agents immediately reacting to the president s death with a shift to LBJ and other key governmental figures the agents dismay at Jackie s decision to walk openly from the White House to St Matthew s Cathedral at the state funeral Most of all this is a look into the lives of men who devoted their entire beings to protecting the presidential family the stress of the secrecy they kept the emotional bonds that developed the terrible impact on agents psyches and families and their astonishment at the country s obsession with far fetched conspiracy theories and finger pointing A book fifty years in coming The Kennedy Detail is a portrait of incredible camaraderie and incredible heartbreak a true must read story of heroism in its most complex and human form
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the 1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D Eisenhower John F Kennedy Lyndon B Johnson Richard M Nixon and Gerald R Ford seeing them through a long tumultuous era the Cold War the Cuban Missile Crisis the assassinations of John F Kennedy Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy the Vietnam War Watergate and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard M Nixon Some of his stunning never before revealed anecdotes include Eisenhower s reaction at Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev s refusal to talk following the U 2 incident The torture of watching himself in the Zapruder film in a Secret Service training Johnson s virtual imprisonment in the White House during violent anti Vietnam protests His decision to place White House files under protection after a midnight phone call about Watergate The challenges of protecting Ford after he pardoned Nixon With a unique insider s perspective Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions
Five Days in November
Don t miss the New York Times bestseller Five Days in November where Secret Service agent Clint Hill tells the stories behind the iconic images of those five infamous tragic days surrounding JFK s assassination published for the 50th anniversary of his death On November 22 1963 three shots were fired in Dallas President John F Kennedy was assassinated and the world stopped for four days For an entire generation it was the end of an age of innocence That evening a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs Kennedy That agent was Clint Hill Now Secret Service Agent Clint Hill commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy with this stunning book containing more than 150 photos each accompanied by Hill s incomparable insider account of those terrible days With poignant narration accompanying rarely seen images we witness three year old John Kennedy Jr s pleas to come to Texas with his parents and the rapturous crowds of mixed ages and races that greeted the Kennedys at every stop in Texas We stand beside a shaken Lyndon Johnson as he is hurriedly sworn in as the new president We experience the first lady s steely courage when she insists on walking through the streets of Washington DC in her husband s funeral procession A story that has taken Clint Hill fifty years to tell this is a work of personal and historical scope Besides the unbearable grief of a nation and the monumental consequences of the event the death of JFK was a personal blow to a man sworn to protect the first family and who knew from the moment the shots rang out in Dallas that nothing would ever be the same
The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved
The 1 New York Times bestselling author delivers another dramatic look into the lives of the Kennedys including new details about JFK Jr his relationship with his mother his many girlfriends and the night of his tragic death Critically acclaimed author Christopher Andersen is a master of celebrity biographies boasting sixteen bestsellers among them These Few Precious Days Mick and William and Kate Now in his latest thrilling book new and untold details of the life and death of JFK Jr come to light At the heart of The Good Son is the most important relationship in JFK Jr s life that with his mother the beautiful and mysterious Jackie Kennedy Onassis Andersen explores his reactions to his mother s post Dallas suicidal depression and growing dependence on prescription drugs as well as men how Jackie felt about the women in her son s life from Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker to Daryl Hannah and Carolyn Bessette to his turbulent marriage the plane crash the took his life and the aftermath of shock loss grief and confusion Offering new insights into the intense tender often stormy relationship between this iconic mother and son The Good Son is a riveting bittersweet biography for lovers of all things Kennedy