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Mrs. Kennedy and Me

By Clint Hill

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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2012

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9781451648447


Format: Book
Author: Hill, Clint
Summary: "For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend." Publisher's description
Title: Mrs. Kennedy and me / Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin.
Publisher Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Subject: Hill, Clint Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 -- Friends and associates. United States. Secret Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography. Presidents' spouses -- Protection -- United States.
Isbn: 9781451648447 1451648448 9781451648461 (pbk.) 1451648464 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 973.92209 Hil
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Format: Book
Author: Hill, Clint
Summary: "For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend." Publisher's description
Title: Mrs. Kennedy and me / Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Description: 343 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Hill, Clint
Subjects: Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994 -- Friends and associates.
Subjects: United States. Secret Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Subjects: Presidents' spouses -- Protection -- United States.
Other Author: McCubbin, Lisa
Contents: 1960 -- Meeting Mrs. Kennedy -- The family -- A Palm Beach Christmas -- 1961 -- Glen Ora -- Traveling with Mrs. Kennedy: Paris -- Traveling with Mrs. Kennedy: Greece -- A summer in Hyannis Port -- Fall 1961 -- Another Palm Beach Christmas -- 1962 -- Traveling with Mrs. Kennedy: India -- Traveling with Mrs. Kennedy: Pakistan -- Andre Malraux and Marilyn Monroe -- Another summer in Hyannis Port -- Traveling with Mrs. Kennedy: Ravello -- The October crisis -- The third Palm Beach Christmas -- 1963 -- Mona Lisa and New York -- The sunshine highway -- Camp David and the Kama Sutra -- Losing baby Patrick -- Onassis and the Christina -- Preparing for Texas -- That day in Dallas -- The Parkland Hospital -- The funeral -- After the White House -- Our final year -- Epilogue: June 1994.
LCCN: 2011051017
ISBN: 9781451648447
ISBN: 1451648448
ISBN: 9781451648461 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1451648464 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 973.92209 Hil