Sunday, April 8, 2012

USA Today Picks Mrs. Kennedy and Me

USA Today Weekend Book Picks

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a memoir by Jacqueline Kennedy's Secret Service agent, and two kids' baseball books just in time for the new season.
Mrs. Kennedy and Me
By Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin; Gallery, $26; non-fiction
It's been like Camelot all over again lately, with a flurry of books about Jack and Jackie Kennedy hitting the best-seller lists.
Now comes a "charming" memoir from Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who was assigned to protect the first lady. Hill, now 80, became world-famous as the agent seen frantically climbing onto the back of the presidential limo the day JFK was assassinated.
Hill's great affection for the first lady shines through.
USA TODAY says *** ½ out of four. "An insightful and lovingly penetrating portrait of the Jacqueline Kennedy that Hill came to know."

1 comment:

Johnl said...

I attended the presentation by Clint Hill (S.S.A. ret.) and Lisa McCubbin last night in Kansas City. I was impressed, moved and felt melancholy after remembering the events of Nov.22nd 1963. Mr. Hill did a nice job of recounting his professional relationship with the first lady and their worldwide travels. I am just starting the book but I am anticipating an equally enjoyable journey.
I have been interested in the story of J.F.K. since 1960 and Ms. McCubbin's books, "The Kennedy Detail" and now "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" are adding a new dimension to my understanding of that era.
With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedys assassination approaching next year I am tryng to collect my own thoughts about the feelings of an 8 year old boy who admired J.F.K. on 11/22/63 (Me). Thanks to the authors for this new book.
J.W. Larrick
Olathe Ks.