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- Print Length: 465 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1476794138
- Publisher: Gallery Books; Reprint edition (May 3, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 3, 2016
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B015WNZ5HW
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,762 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Lisa McCubbin is the coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Five Presidents; Mrs. Kennedy and Me; Five Days in November; and The Kennedy Detail. A former television news anchor and reporter, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her at LisaMcCubbin.com.
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Lisa McCubbin is the coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Five Presidents; Mrs. Kennedy and Me; Five Days in November; and The Kennedy Detail. A former television news anchor and reporter, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her at LisaMcCubbin.com. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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This is Clint Hill's story and it is peopled with all the names we have heard in the headlines, but on a human scale. He explains the passion Eisenhower had for golf but does not make it an attack on him. We learn about Lyndon Johnson from someone who walked right beside him daily. Of course there are more stories about Hill's years with Jacqueline Kennedy, a favored time of his career. And one is certain that Mrs Kennedy would approve the way he describes working with her and the president.
Lisa McCubbin is the co-author of this book and it is clear that she has magnificently set the tone and voice with which it is written. Selecting the stories to tell and shaping the narration has resulted in a grand book, which will resonate with all interested in a life of service to his country.
Bravo to both authors.
A good bit of the book is taken up with historical context rather than Hill's own personal involvement in protecting the president, so the narrative gets a little diversionary at times. But I was amazed to read about how long the SS-100-X, the limousine in which JFK was riding when assassinated, was still in use. And it wasn't until Nixon's tenure that limousines finally got bulletproof glass!
There are some questions that are never answered. Was it really alcohol abuse that shortened his years with the Secret Service?He doesn't tell much about this. And what ever happened to his wife, Gwen? She fades away somewhere near the end of the book.
"Five Presidents" is an easy read, told my a man who was a witness to dozens of major historical events. It's worth that read to learn about his career and the men he served.
Top international reviews
The man who has been seen by literally millions of people as he leapt onto the back of Kennedy's car after the shooting. But that was a minor part of his life, a minor part that has haunted him since.
I became aware of the man after an anecdote about a drink named after him. Well worth reading
Love all of your books.
Cannot recommend highly enough.