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  • Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (256)

    For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy until after the election of Lyndon Johnson, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and friend. Looking back, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in an orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.

    alexis says: "This Memoir is a Blessing!"
    "Interesting insight"
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    When this is read in concert with Jackie's interviews with Schlessinger, it gives a very interesting insight into the person - Jackie, but also Clint Hill. He comes across as having been devoted to (in love with?) Jackie, but I don't get the impression that the feeling was reciprocated. She seems to have treated him humanely, but that's all. He comes across as having been devoted to her welfare, at the expense of his own marriage and family. Very interesting historical account, but I ended up feeling sorry for his wife and family, whom he really abandoned. I was especially surprised that when he found out that Jackie was dying, considering his devotion to her, he made no attempt to contact her.

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