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Mrs. Kennedy and Me
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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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 Kennedys 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. Kennedys tragic assassination. In those four years, Hill was by Mrs. Kennedys 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 Hills mind is that of President Kennedys head lying on Mrs. Kennedys 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. Kennedys 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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Dawnrod1970
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Absolutely loved this book! I am a big history buff and especially anything to do with JFK & Jackie. #audiobooks

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NKB2830
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author, Clint Hill, is from a small town in North Dakota, about 30 miles from where I live and grew up. I have always admired Jackie Kennedy for her intelligence, grace and style. Clint Hill‘s life and career are an inspiration. I have read all of his books and applaud each one! 🇺🇸

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Reviewsbylola
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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In honor of the date, I‘ve elected to share some of my favorite books about JFK. 11/22/63 is fictional, and one of my favorite books. I‘m not typically a huge King fan, but this is an exception. The Bugliosi book is a very comprehensive book about the assassination and its aftermath. The other two are memoirs and give good insight into the Kennedy lifestyle.

JenReadsAlot Great books! 2y
Cinfhen Well played!!!! 2y
wrenaymuhree I agree—11/22/63 is one of my all-time favorites! I‘m not a huge King fan, either...not really into horror. 2y
Mdargusch I need to read that bugliosi! 2y
emilyhaldi I want both!!! 2y
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Read4life
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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@Priceless and I got to meet Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin today at their book signing and discussion.
It was great hearing them speak. His account of 11/22/63 and the days immediately following was incredible and chilling.

Kaye Wow, how exciting! His books are great. I bet he's a really nice guy. His books make him sound like a Quality person (edited) 2y
Priceless It was a great event and it was a pleasure to meet them both. They were both very kind and gracious. Great books! 2y
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WhatStaceyReads
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I have so many words, and yet I'm speechless. I've read Mr. Hill's other two books and yet this one still made me cry. My heart breaks for the pain this man endured for decades after the assassination of JFK and the guilt he felt all this time. The Kennedy family has had the worst luck and it's so heartbreaking to read about the worst day of their lives. Highly recommend this book. Stay tuned for a full review on the blog! Link in bio!

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WhatStaceyReads
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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No matter how many times I read about this day, I'm still never ready to read about it again.

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WhatStaceyReads
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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Noooooo!!!!! I always hate when I get to this part of one of Clint Hill's books. You know what's about to happen but you can't stop it from happening.

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JenReadsAlot
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This was really good. I've read a few books about JFK but this one focused on Jackie and her life. I shed a few tears...

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MissKatie
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Oh, Mr. Hill. ❤️

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CouronneDhiver
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Week 1: One book completed (cat sticker) and two in progress (circles) 😐

#TBRBingo

GypsyKat I've already strayed from mine! Haha! Good for you for sticking to it! 😊 2y
CouronneDhiver My bingo card only includes print/physical copies (some borrowed, some owned)... I still have plenty of other e-books and audiobooks on the go too! @GypsyKat 🤓 2y
GypsyKat @CouronneDhiver I put a combination of print and digital books on mine. But I have lots more, and I read according to mood. I'll get it filled in eventually! 😉 2y
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 2y
WhatDeeReads Excellent! 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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Yesenia @HCBB :

You've really made my day. Thank you so very much for this beautiful gift! I love it!!!!! ❤️

(Three hard cover books from my TBR, colouring book and pencils, a book mark, mug, candy and a really nice letter!)

Three cheers for our brilliant host @BookishMarginalia . This has been such a great experience. I'm already looking forward to the next one!

#SummerSantaGoesPostal
#SummerSolticeBookExchange

HCBB I'm so glad you liked it! 😍 Enjoy! 2y
BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼☺️💜 2y
Hollie Awesome box!! 2y
TrishB Cool 👍 2y
litmuggle Everything I never told you is really good what a great box 2y
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Ajbsimpson
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this.😔

Jensol77 Why not? I loved Killing Kennedy. 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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Ain't no haul like a #thrifted #bookhaul! 📚

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Reviewsbylola
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Clint Hill was a secret service agent in charge of protecting Mrs Kennedy during the three years of JFK's presidency. This memoir begins in 1960 when the two first meet and leads all the way to JFK's assassination. Clint Hill can be seen in this picture leaping on to the president's car just seconds after the fatal shots. I was born 20 years after the assassination, but it haunts me. It has been over 50 years ago, but grief and tragedy remain.

Cinfhen Sounds like a fascinating read😍 3y
Laura317 I never saw this photo before. Such a sad day for America. 3y
Reviewsbylola It was very very interesting. It also made me heartsick. 😢 @Cinfhen 3y
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Reviewsbylola I know! I never paid attention to the secret service agents but in his detailing of the assassination, Mr Hill describes noticing the first shot and leaping off his car and diving in the back of the president car. It was caught on the Zapruder film I believe so I need to go watch it. @Laura317 3y
Laura317 I think so, too! @Reviewsbylola 3y
Cortg I'll have to read this! My neighbor just retired from the secret service a few months ago. I also had a neighbor and a friend from our last house in VA that were secret service. I find them intriguing, especially when I get little blurbs about the President or Vice President :) 3y
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Reviewsbylola
Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir | Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
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Reading this on my overdrive app and I just read the chapter where baby Patrick was born and passed away. I couldn't stop the tears. So incredibly heartbreaking, especially knowing what will happen three months later. 💔💔💔

Suet624 I read another Clint Hill book. He's had a front row seat to a lot of events. I want to find this book. 3y
Reviewsbylola I saw that he had written a few other books. I added the one about JFK's assassination to my TBR. @Suet624 3y
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Reviewsbylola I saw that one to. Did you like it? @Suet624 3y
Suet624 I did. It's an interesting piece of history - and quite the contrast to today. Sure makes you appreciate what the Secret Service have to do. 3y
Belles I'm reading a companion book right now by Hill: Five Presidents. It seems good so far. 3y
Reviewsbylola Ok, I may need to add it to my list! @Suet624 @Belles 3y
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Nsmith
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Mehso-so

Had an interesting discussion yesterday at my book club about this book. One thing is the lack of a home life the Secret Service agents experienced.

Lakesidemusing My sister recommended this to me, but I haven't been in a hurry to read it. 3y
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