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Mrs. Kennedy and Me - Clint Hill

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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.

About the Author

Clint Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. A former Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination, Hill remained assigned to Mrs. Kennedy until after the 1964 election. He then was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House and later to Richard Nixon, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of the Secret Service for all protection. 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 Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Five Days in November, and 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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      A great read!

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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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          "A riveting, stunning narrative...among hundreds of books about the assassination, this is the most compelling because Hill lived it." – Herald-Review

          “Chronology, photographs and personal knowledge combine to make a memorable commemorative presentation.” – Kirkus

          "With clear and honest prose free of salaciousness and gossip, Hill (ably assisted by McCubbin) evokes not only a personality both beautiful and brilliant, but also a time when the White House was filled with youth and promise. Of the many words written about Jacqueline Kennedy, these are among the best." – Kirkus starred review of Mrs Kennedy and Me

          "[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)

          "Talk about being unable to put a book down; I was enthralled with this memoir from start to finish." – Liz Smith on Mrs. Kennedy and Me

          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): 0.38