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The Resource Mrs. Kennedy and me, Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin

Mrs. Kennedy and me, Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin

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Mrs. Kennedy and me
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Mrs. Kennedy and me
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Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin
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eng
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  • In November 1960, Hill, who had been on President Eisenhower’s Secret Service detail, wasn’t looking forward to his new assignment—which he viewed as a demotion—of protecting Jacqueline Kennedy. But a disappointed Hill soon realized he was actually serving the president “by protecting the things that were most important to him, personally—his wife and his children.” Hill was completely won over by the first lady’s spontaneity, curiosity, sincerity, and joie de vivre. He accompanied her to Greece twice; on the first trip, in 1961, he was under strict if baffling instructions from JFK to keep his wife away from Aristotle Onassis. Hill was with Mrs. Kennedy on a Virginia hunt where she flew headfirst over her horse and a rail fence, through the death of infant Patrick and in Dallas when the president was assassinated. Hill is close-mouthed about JFK’s infidelities. His book is most valuable for his perceptive recall of the daily routine and problems faced by the Secret Ser-vice detail. This is a worshipful, competent insider’s glimpse of a matchless first lady whose diplomatic skills and glamour enabled her to do the unthinkable: briefly wrest the Mona Lisa from France. Photos. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed February 27, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 09, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Evocative memoir of guarding First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy through the young and sparkling years of the Kennedy presidency and the dark days following the assassination. Secret Service Special Agent Hill had not looked forward to guarding Mrs. Kennedy. The action was with the president. But duty trumped preference, and he first met a young and pregnant soon-to-be First Lady in November 1960. For the next four years Hill would seldom leave her side. Theirs would be an odd relationship of always-proper formality combined with deep intimacy crafted through close proximity and mutual trust and respect. Hill was soon captivated, as was the rest of the world, by Mrs. Kennedy's beauty and grace, but he saw beyond such glamour a woman of fierce intelligence and determination--to raise her children as normally as possible, to serve the president and country, to preserve for herself a playful love of life. Hill became a part of the privileged and vigorous life that went with being a Kennedy, and in which Jacqueline held her own. He traveled the world with her, marveling at the adulation she received, but he also shared the quiet, offstage times with her: sneaking a cigarette in the back of a limousine, becoming her unwilling and inept tennis partner. When the bullet ripped into the president's brain with Hill not five feet away, he remained with her, through the public and private mourning, "when the laughter and hope had been washed away." Soon after, both would go on with their lives, but Hill would never stop loving Mrs. Kennedy and never stop feeling he could have done more to save the president. With clear and honest prose free of salaciousness and gossip, Hill (ably assisted by McCubbin) evokes not only a personality both beautiful and brilliant, poised and playful, 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 Reviews, March 1, 2012)
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contains biographical information
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Hill, Clint
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973.922092
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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McCubbin, Lisa
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  • Hill, Clint
  • Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
  • United States
  • Presidents' spouses
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an intimate memoir
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Mrs. Kennedy and me, Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin
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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
Control code
000048282768
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781451648447
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mrs. Kennedy and me, Clint Hill ; with Lisa McCubbin
Publication
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
Control code
000048282768
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 343 pages
Isbn
9781451648447
Other physical details
illustrations

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