An enthralling, tragic, and intensely private portrayal of the captivating first lady from a man who knew her like no one else. Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the ...Read MoreAn enthralling, tragic, and intensely private portrayal of the captivating first lady from a man who knew her like no one else. Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the haunting tragedy that ended it all too soon.Read Less
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Loved this book! Didn't want to put it down.
Very well written and very informative. I learned a lot that I didn't know about the Kennedy's and about the Secret Service agents assigned to the family.
Nov 29, 2012
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I would recommend this book. It is written well with the exception of too many details. Anyone who was a fan of Jacqelyn Kennedy will see another side of her. Although it is not a conventional love story there is an underlying theme of one. My book club as a whole did find
reading this interesting and it presented us with plenty of material for our discussion.
Publishers Weekly, 2012-02-27 In November 1960, Hill, who had been on President Eisenhower's Secret Service detail, wasn't looking forward to his new assignment-which he viewed as a demotion-of protecting Jacqueline Kennedy. But a disappointed Hill soon realized he was actually serving the president "by protecting the things that were most important to him, personally-his wife and his children." Hill was completely won over by the first lady's spontaneity, curiosity, sincerity, and joie de vivre. He accompanied her to Greece twice; on the first trip, in 1961, he was under strict if baffling instructions from JFK to keep his wife away from Aristotle Onassis. Hill was with Mrs. Kennedy on a Virginia hunt where she flew headfirst over her horse and a rail fence, through the death of infant Patrick and in Dallas when the president was assassinated. Hill is close-mouthed about JFK's infidelities. His book is most valuable for his perceptive recall of the daily routine and problems faced by the Secret Ser-vice detail. This is a worshipful, competent insider's glimpse of a matchless first lady whose diplomatic skills and glamour enabled her to do the unthinkable: briefly wrest the Mona Lisa from France. Photos. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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