Memoirs have the power to move us, connect with us and allow us to share life changing experiences with people we’d otherwise never have the chance to know. Every Monday, we’re pleased to feature a memoir and open a window to someone else’s life.
Over 50 years after she became the first lady, the world is still fascinated with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, including Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent assigned to protect her during her years in the White House. In Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Hill recounts the story of what it was like to be by her side from the beginning, through the birth of her sons John and Patrick, Patrick’s sudden death, through trips to Europe, Asia, and South America, and ultimately, through the dark days that followed the assassination of JFK, which he became known as the man who clung the sides of the car as it sped towards the hospital. He remained as her guard until the 1964 presidential election when he was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Though always a professional relationship, save for a few small flirtations, this book tells Jackie Kennedy’s story through the eyes of a man who saw the highs and lows of it all. The book also compiles candid and personal photos of the Kennedys, some inscribed by the President and Mrs. Kennedy, and never-before-seen.
Take a look inside Mrs. Kennedy and Me.