Mrs. Kennedy and Me
An Intimate Memoir
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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.
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
This is a book that is certain to intrigue and give one, in retrospect, the ability to think back on an important happening in history that was over way to soon.
This book is an incredible look into the very private life of Jackie Kennedy. I never really knew much about her life, and this book sheds some light on what it was like for her during her husbands presidency and after. Clint Hill did an incredible job of telling his story and I thank him for sharing it with the rest of us.
Moving and exceptional
I highly recommend this book and Clint Hill for sharing. He shares with us information about Jackie that we would never have known and I love her even more. I wish I could meet Clint Hill to say thanks for everything. Thanks for this book.