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.
- 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
- rosa ortega
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 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
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford
The 1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower Kennedy Johnson Nixon and Ford The assassination of one president the resignation of another and the swearing in of the two who followed those traumatic events Clint Hill was there on duty through Five Presidents After an extraordinary career as a Special Agent on the White House Detail Clint Hill retired in 1975 His career spanned the administrations of Dwight D Eisenhower John F Kennedy Lyndon B Johnson Richard M Nixon and Gerald R Ford A witness to some of the most pivotal moments in the twentieth century Hill lets you walk in his shoes alongside the most powerful men in the world during tumultuous times in America s history the Cold War the Cuban Missile Crisis the assassinations of President John F Kennedy Martin Luther King Jr and Robert F Kennedy the Vietnam War Watergate and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Nixon It was indeed a turbulent time and through it all Clint Hill had a unique insider perspective His fascinating stories will shed new light on the character and personality of each of these five presidents as Hill witnesses their human sides in the face of grave decisions
Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Leaming answers the question What was it like to be Mrs John F Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of the Kennedy presidency Here for the first time is the full story of the extravagant interplay of sex and politics that constitutes one of modern history s most spectacular dramas Drawing from recently declassified top secret material as well as revelatory eyewitness accounts Secret Service records and Jacqueline Kennedy s personal letters bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming answers the question what was it like to be Mrs John F Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of the Kennedy presidency Brilliantly researched Leaming s poignant and powerful chronicle illuminates the tumultuous day to day life of a woman who entered the White House at age thirty one seven years into a complex and troubled marriage and left at thirty four after her husband s assassination Revealing the full story of the interplay of sex and politics in Washington Mrs Kennedy will indelibly challenge our vision of this fascinating woman and bring a new perspective to her crucial role in the Kennedy presidency