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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.

Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

When he was initially assigned to the new First Lady, Agent Hill envisioned tea parties and gray-haired matrons. But as soon as he met her, he was swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit.

From the start, the job was like no other, and Clint was by her side through the early days of JFK's presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick's sudden death; Kennedy-family holidays in Hyannis Port and Palm Beach; Jackie's trips to Europe, Asia, and South America; Jackie's intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli, and André Malraux; the dark days of the year that followed the assassination to the farewell party she threw for Clint when he left her protective detail after four years. All she wanted was the one thing he could not give her: a private life for her and her children.

Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon— a tragedy that haunted him for fifty years.

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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
August 26th, 2014
Mr.Hill, what a beautiful homage to President and Mrs Kennedy. It was a special time, a special era,a special kind of people who is brought hope and a desire to surpass yourself that was drastically changed in a blink of an eye by a murderous action. Thank you Mr Hill for giving us a chance to see behind the scene.I loved your book.Be well Mr Hill.
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me - An Intimate Me
April 6th, 2014
Could not put the book down. I laughed and cried and remembered the day President Kennedy was assinated.
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Another time
November 29th, 2013
Such a different world.fascinating
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Mrs Kennedy and me.
November 23rd, 2013
Just finished reading this very interesting and informative book again. Clint Hill is the secret service agent who jumped on to the car when the President was shot. His recollections of that experience and others make for very interesting reading - especially at this 50th anniversary.
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Mrs. Kennedy and me
August 23rd, 2013
Great light read. Not a typical gossip book just factual and enlightening
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Mrs kennedy and me
July 26th, 2013
Awesome Another I remember when. Jackie was a brilliant women.
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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
December 19th, 2012
EXCELLENT book for anybody interested I'm the Kennedy years and US history. I thoroughly enjoyed it
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