My travels with Mrs. Kennedy

by Hill, Clint,

Format: Large Print 2022
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The trunk
The diary
Hyannis Port & Palm Beach
A historic journey
Mrs. Kennedy meets the Pope
Mrs. Kennedy & the Queen
Latin America
The spy camera
The sketchbook
The Palm Beach incident
Stowe & Antigua
New York City
One last trip
Moving on

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
Series Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
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.
Large type books.
Travel writing.
Publisher Waterville, ME :Thorndike Press,2022
Edition Large print edition.
Contributors McCubbin, Lisa, author.
Language English
Description 419 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9798885783606
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