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.
- Carol and the Kennedys
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
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