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Mrs. Kennedy and Me - Clint Hill

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An enthralling, tragic, and intensely private portrayal of the captivating first lady from a man who knew her like no one else.

When Secret Service agent Clint Hill was initially assigned to guard First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, he envisioned tea parties and gray-haired matrons. But as soon as he met her, he was swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit. For four years, Clint 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; Kennedy-family holidays; her intriguing meeting with Aristotle Onassis; and the president’s assassination and the dark days that followed. Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the haunting tragedy that ended it all too soon.

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Clint Hill is a former United States Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. Hill remained assigned to Mrs. Kennedy and the children until after the 1964 presidential election. He then was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1967 he became the Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) of Presidential protection. When Richard Nixon came into office, he became the SAIC of the Vice Presidential Protective Division. In 1972, Hill was promoted to the position of Assistant Director of the Secret Service. He retired in 1975.

Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist who has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, The Kennedy Detail.

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    Comments about Mrs. Kennedy and Me:

    I absolutely loved this book. It showed Jackie Kennedy as a woman, a mother and a wife, and how she handled the day to day life of being in the spotlight. Everyone that came in contact with her admired and respected her, but she still remained true to herself. A poignant and touching episode with the assassination of the President, John F. Kennedy, and how it affected every single person in America and around the world. A tragic ending for a much loved President, and how Jackie remained strong during this tragic period in her life. A lovely well written story from the man that knew her well, Clint Hill, her Secret Service Agent. Worth a read.

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      Comments about Mrs. Kennedy and Me:

      I found this a very interesting book it gave an insight into the very personal side of the President and his family and Jacki Kennedy was an amazing woman and her knowledge and the way she instigated events for people in the Whitehouse was quite amazing. She had Grace, Honesty, Intelligence and so very Humane.

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        This book was fantastic to read, it gave a personal insight into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy by her Secret Service Agent. I would recommend it to anyone that loves to read about the Kennedy family!

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        Jackie Kennedy from a different angle

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          This book is a good read if you are interested in American history, specifically the Kennedy's. The story is told from the view of her body guard who deeply admired Jackie Kennedy. There are lots of accounts of the Kennedy's but this one is positive, interesting and from a unique angle. It is well worth the read even because of the interesting insights to the world of the Kennedy's particularly around the assassination.

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          "["Mrs. Kennedy and Me"] conveys a sense of honesty and proves to be an insightful and lovingly penetrating portrait of the Jacqueline Kennedy that Hill came to know." --"USA Today" (3 1/2 stars)

          ISBN: 9781451648461
          ISBN-10: 1451648464
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 343
          Published: 1st March 2013
          Country of Publication: US
          Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.54
          Weight (kg): 0.36