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Mrs. Kennedy and Me


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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 the coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Five Presidents; Mrs. Kennedy and Me; Five Days in November; and The Kennedy Detail. A former television news anchor and reporter, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her at


Hill, with journalist McCubbin, has written a warm, revealing account of his years as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy during her time in the White House and after. He relives this period of his long career from first meeting Kennedy on through the tragedy in Dallas and beyond. Kennedy picked Hill to remain in charge of her security after the assassination of her husband. Hill adeptly manages the difficult task of providing the reader intimate glimpses into the Kennedy family's life, as well as Kennedy's glamorous international travels, while evoking a sense of the tremendous personal sacrifices made by Secret Service agents on the job. He recalls the horror at Dealey Plaza in stark, terrifying detail, recounting the frantic seconds that claimed President Kennedy's life and left Hill wracked with pain and guilt that has never fully subsided. Verdict This is a worthy addition to the body of literature on the Kennedy "Camelot" years as well as the assassination. Readers may also wish to seek out Gerald Blaine's (also with McCubbin) The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence. Sincere and honorable, Hill's book is also recommended for memoir enthusiasts generally.-Dennis J. Seese, American Univ. Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"["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)
"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

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