My travels with Mrs. Kennedy

by Hill, Clint,

Format: Book on CD 2022
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Carrick Audiovisual Collection (CD) E843.K4 H473 2022cx
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Call Number  (CD) E843.K4 H473 2022cx
CLP - Squirrel Hill Audiovisual Collection (CD) E843.K4 H473 2022cx
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The New York Times bestselling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me reveal never-before-told stories of Secret Service Agent Clint Hill's travels with Jacqueline Kennedy through Europe, Asia, and South America.

Sparked by long-forgotten gifts and memorabilia discovered in an old trunk, the now ninety-year-old Hill reminisces about private moments, shared laughs, and crazy adventures with one of the world's most iconic women during her time as First Lady and the excruciating year following the assassination of her husband. After all, he notes that "when you travel with experience things that can't be fully appreciated by anyone who wasn't there."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Devotees of all things Kennedy may think they've seen every image of Jackie ever taken. They would be wrong. In his latest memoir of his time as her Secret Service agent, Hill (Mrs. Kennedy and Me, 2012), along with his coauthor and wife, offers his most intimate portrait of the iconic First Lady yet. Prepping for a house sale, Hill unearthed cartons and trunks brimming with Kennedy ephemera. Each uncovered diary, every unpacked sketchbook triggered poignant memories of his worldwide travels as one of Mrs. Kennedy's closest aides. Recollections of trips to destinations ranging from Paris to Pakistan, Mexico to Morocco are illuminated by more than two hundred rarely or never previously published photographs that reveal Jackie in moments of unbridled joy, contemplative serenity, refreshing candor, and quintessential ease. What emerges is a multidimensional depiction of an unusually deep relationship, one that, Hill acknowledges, never crossed the line into romance but that provided Jackie with comfort and security that went "beyond friendship." His goal is to show Jackie as she really was: "Fun-loving. Adventurous. Spontaneous. Down to earth and elegant at the same time." He succeeds. In this essential addition to the Kennedy canon, Hill's priceless anecdotes gently peel back the layers of privacy that time and circumstance so carefully put in place."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Husband-and-wife coauthors Clint and Lisa McCubbin Hill (Mrs. Kennedy and Me) deliver an immersive behind-the-scenes account of life in the Kennedy White House. Inspired by their recent rediscovery of a steamer trunk full of mementos, the authors recount how Clint Hill was assigned to be Jackie Kennedy's personal Secret Service agent after a stint with President Eisenhower. Though the reassignment initially felt like "being moved from the starting lineup to the bench," Hill soon discovered that the young, stylish, and multilingual first lady was unlike her predecessors. He describes how Jackie (an "elegant" yet "down to earth" woman with "a sense of adventure") conversed easily with heads of state on visits to India, Pakistan, Latin America, and Europe, and even negotiated with France's minister of culture for the Mona Lisa's first U.S. tour. Hill also spent holidays with the first lady, and shares reminisces and photographs of summers in Hyannis Port, weekends in Virginia, and a getaway to Ravello, Italy. On a more somber note, Hill documents the family's distress and his own lingering trauma after John F. Kennedy's assassination. Packed with rare images and fond reminiscences, this is a page-turning portrait of the Camelot era. Photos. Agent: Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, Javelin Literary. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hill, Clint -- Travel.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, -- 1929-1994 -- Travel.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, -- 1929-1994 -- Friends and associates.
United States. -- Secret Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- Protection -- United States.
Travel writing.
Publisher [New York, New York] :Simon & Schuster Audio,2022
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors McCubbin, Lisa, author.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Clint Hill.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
PDF on disc B
Description 4 audio discs (5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781797145488
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