Mrs. Kennedy and Meby Hill, Clint
When Secret Service Agent Clint Hill is assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, he begrudgingly accepts, imagining his days will be filled with tea parties and shopping trips. Instead Agent Hill travels the world with Mrs. Kennedy and helps her navigate her new, high-profile life. Mr. Hill serves the Kennedy family during many life-altering events, such as the birth of two Kennedy sons and the death of one. The world will never forget Mr. Hill, as he was the Secret Service Agent who jumped on the back of the limousine to protect Mrs. Kennedy as the limo sped away from Dealey Plaza after the assassination of President Kennedy.
Far from a gossipy tell-all, Clint Hill's memoir relives the four years he guarded Mrs. Kennedy. The reviewer felt sorry for both Mr. Hill, away from his wife and young children for weeks at a time, and Mrs. Kennedy, who wanted nothing more than to live her life and rear her children away from the eyes of the adoring public. The recounting of the assassination of President Kennedy and the events afterward were especially heartrending. Other recent books on the Kennedys or the Secret Service readers might enjoy are In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect by Ronald Kessler, The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence by Gerald Blane, Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy by Caroline Kennedy and Michael Beschloss, and Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Christopher Matthews.
Reviewed by nw, 05/12. Other reviews by nw. Have you read this book? Tell us what you think!