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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,295 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin Narrator: Jeremy Bobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He called her Mrs. Kennedy. She called him Mr. Hill.

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; her 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 loved the world over, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon—a tragedy that haunted him for fifty years.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 (starred review)

  • “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.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[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

  • A#1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karin | 2/18/2014

    " Interesting, sweet, loyal, and then very painful recollections. Wonder if his wife was at all concerned by his close relationship with Jackie. Can't tell if he secretly loved her or if he was just captivated by her like everyone else. Also, curious now how differently the Secret Service operates now versus back then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jack | 2/5/2014

    " Outstanding book with a very different look at an amazing person "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz Utter | 2/5/2014

    " WOW... what a book. I always knew Secret Service Agents worked hard... but I had no idea. I 'read' this book on Audible and had to come up with excuses to listen rather than participate in other activities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Todd | 2/5/2014

    " Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Jacqueline Kennedy from the perspective of her Secret Service agent. I highly recommend it. "

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