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.
Posted by colin roberts on Mar 13th 2013
Found Mr Hills story of his years with the kennedy administration and particularly with mrs kennedy very interesting He was very brave to do what he did on that fateful day on 22nd Nov 1963. Would very much like to meet him and shake his hand.
Posted by Jim K. on Jan 22nd 2013
This inside look at the life of the First Lady of Camelot and what it took to protect her,is very well written as told by Cliff Hill, the Secret Service agent assigned to the task. His first hand account of Jackie Kennedy's life as wife of the president, mother to her children and world wide travels is outstanding. I've always been interested in the Kennedy assassination and reading the account of the tragedy by the actual man who jumped on back of the presidential limo when it happened is numbing but so realistic. Having his actual signature in the book, as well as his co-writer is a real treasure. I highly recommend this book!
Posted by Ross Gallabrese on Sep 10th 2012
While there has been much written about JBK, this book offers insights into her life during that period when her husband was president that have not been available before. Thanks to Clint Hill for his service to our country, and thanks, also, for his willingness to share the intimate details of that particular time with us.
Posted by Mike Linn on May 29th 2012
NO ONE was closer to JBK and to the events she was involved in from the 1960 election until Agent Hill's re-assignment to LBJ in late 1964. What an intimate story written by a true hero who suffered through years of depression and guilt so unnecessary. Thank you, Mr. Hill.
Posted by Johann on May 21st 2012
During and after reading the chapter of this book about
the events of the fateful day, and days after, the JFK assassination, I felt as though someone had knocked the wind out of me the entire time. The author gives a firsthand, second by second, account in glaring, painful detail. From the man that was closest to the first lady when the shots rang out, and spent years close by, you can't ask for a better account of both the tragedy surrounding the assassination and the times before and after.
This book also shows what a remarkable, classy, and strong lady that she was and is quite
revealing. What some people don't think about is the effects on the family, especially the wife.
What this lady went through and how she handled it all are remarkable to say the least. I can't say enough great things about this book and its definitely a true historical reference written by a true professional about a very special lady.
Posted by Jason S. Halliburton on May 5th 2012
This is an amazing book to read. It is one of those that you can't put down, and when you do, you want to pick it back up and read again soon! I loved it a lot and plan to read again soon!
Posted by Jerry Inmon on May 1st 2012
I met Mr Hill about a year ago in St Peterburg Florida along with Gerald Blain along with several other Secret Service who also worked the Kennedy Detail,Lisa McCubbin also wrote that book so I am waiting for the availability of the book so as to learn more of the interaction between the two wonderful people