A dedicated professional
Clint Hill gives a first person account of his amazing years with the Kennedy family in the White house. I never really thought about the difficult and dedicated job of the Secret Service. The SS must leave their own family to travel for long periods of time, during holidays, etc. They had to protect the family at all times. Originally disappointed because he was "only" with Mrs. Kennedy and not the president, he came to respect and admire her. His emotional account of the days surrounding the Kennedy assassination is written from a perspective very few can give.
The subtle change of the narrator's voice when he spoke as Mrs. Kennedy was enthralling. You knew each character by his inflections.
He had to live with the rich and famous on $16 a day.
Anyone who has read the many stories and theories around the Kennedy assignation will want to read this account from someone who had an personal relationship with the first-family.
A story from a perspective no other will provide. Mr. Hill was undoubtedly enamoured with Mrs. Kennedy in every way. This job cost Clint in so many ways which exudes through the pages. These men are tirelessly devoted to their career and the individuals they protect... Even to their demise. These are stories of Jackie & her fortitude, her commitment to her family and her humor and wit. If you have any ties to Camelot, memories or otherwise this book adds another layer of those short years of love for for this First Family. Thank you Clint.
I have been studying the Kennedys for years, and this is still one of my favorites. I only wish Clint had read the whole book for us. But having him begin and end it is enough.
This is a beautiful book, full of joy and sorrow. Mr Hill delivers a work of true eloquence through his first hand account of events, some well known and others known to but a few. I loved this book!
This book provided a much clearer and respectful Insight into the lady we all knew as "Jackie". Through the events that Mr. Hill shares with the readers a person can only continue to forever be amazed by her and appreciate the legacy that she and Jack left to the world through Camelot. Mr. Hill is someone who has endured much and sacrificed quite a bit and because of his service he will forever be linked in my mind as the caretaker of the Kennedy Camelot Era. Thank you Mr. Hill for sharing your experiences with us.
This is one of the best books I've read. Clint Hill writes of Mrs. Kennedy with warmth and respect. He lets us know what she was really like and in the process shows his personality as well. I would love to meet him.