Sparked by long-forgotten gifts and memorabilia discovered in an old trunk, retired Secret Service agent Clint 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.
Devotees of all things Kennedy may think they’ve seen every image of Jackie ever taken. They would be wrong ... 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 ... 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.
Replete with unseen private photos and anecdotes of a singular relationship, the book will appeal mostly to American historians but also anyone interested in the private world inhabited by one of the most beguiling but enigmatic first ladies in American history ... A fond remembrance of a glamorous, bygone era.