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Ember 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 Hill’s mind is that of President Kennedy’s head lying on Mrs Kennedy’s 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 There is a sadness that permeates this book For as hard as Clint Hill worked to protect The First Family and he makes it clear from the outset that he would have preferred to be on JFK's detail not Jackie's the Secret Service failed at the moment that mattered most The President was shot on their watch There's no escaping that Whether or not Clint Hill could have made a difference is debatable I don't think he could have moved any faster but the fact that JFK was murdered is not And the uestion that torments Mr Hill is as he writes How could I have let this happen to her He writes that when he saw Mrs Kennedy's anguish at losing Baby Patrick he wished he could throw his arms around her and hug her I know how he feels I'd love to throw my arms around him and comfort him He sounds like a good man placed by history and fate and Lee Harvey Oswald into a horrific situation I'm sure he'd prefer to be anonymous than to be known as the agent who climbed on the back of the car THAT dayWhich is not to say the book is a complete bummer There are priceless glimpses of Mrs Kennedy I had no idea that she was such a jock or that consciously avoided Frank Sinatra and Pakistan and Italy and that famous Onassis yacht The ChristinaThe one who is conspicuously absent from this story is Gwen Hill Clint's wife Mr Hill was with Mrs Kennedy for the births of both John and Patrick yet not for the birth of his own son He admits that he missed watching his sons grow the way he was able to observe John and Caroline He even dedicates the book to Caroline Is Mrs Hill still alive I'd love to hear how she feels about sharing her husband with the woman and the family he was assigned to protect I believe Gwen Hill served her country too

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Mrs Kennedy and MeCar 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 shots were coming the bullets had to hit him instead of the First Lady Mrs Kennedy’s 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 togeth Oh my goodness I've been sobbing for about the last sixty or so pages I don't even know what to say I didn't even mean to read this book at the moment I had checked it out from the library and was taking a look at it for my husband and it captivated me right from the start Now I really want to read a proper biography about Jackie Kennedy because she was one incredible smart classy lady I wasn't even alive when the president was killed But man what a horrible thing to have your husband assassinated right next to you I can't even imagine The book reads like fiction It's written by one of the men in the Secret Service whose job it was to protect Jackie once JFK was elected They became very close and had lots of respect for and trust in each other I thought Agent Hill did a fantastic job of bringing to his readers his experiences and a taste of what life was like while guarding Jackie Kennedy I slurped this book up like hot chocolate and thoroughly enjoyed it

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Free eBook Ä ePub Mrs Kennedy and Me ¶ 9781451648447 Ö Clint Hill Ë The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip” Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationsThe #1 New York Times bestselling memoir by Clint Hill that Kirkus Reviews called “clear and honest prose free from salaciousness and gossip” Jackie Kennedy’s 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 Kennedy’s tragic assassinationIn those four years Hill was by Mrs Kennedy’s side for some of the happiest moments as well as the darkest He was there for the birth of John Jr on Nov I saw the recent television interview with Mr Hill The interviewer pointed out that some would think he loved the First Lady He certainly wrote of her in a loving way if you consider honesty respect admiration and appreciation to be eual components of his memory of Mrs Kennedy His job was to protect the president's wife In his words I was responsible for protecting the things that were most important to him personally his wife and children In order to do his job he paid attention to the woman that she was and found himself to be in the position of safeguarding a rare treasureThis story is so beautifully remembered and shared It is written by an uncommon gentleman who has allowed himself to re live one of the most memorable times in presidential history The intimate story he tells reliving the joy and the pain of that time with Mrs Kennedy and her family made me laugh out loud at times and cry with the renewed memories of that horrible day in DallasHaving read this book I can certainly understand why it took 50 years for him to finally decide to tell his storyMr Hill wrote of this family with dignity and a strong sense of loyalty to their memory He brought so many things into focus the most poignant being that salute that we all must remember I think Jackie would be so pleased with his accounting This is a beautiful book and I give it my highest recommendation