There are, of course, a plethora of books about Jacqueline Kennedy. Many of them are gossipy, others are sycophantic, some are disdainful, and still others breathless with admiration. This book is none of the above. It is an honest account of a person with no axe to grind no desire for fame or glory, no motive other than telling of his experiences with a former first lady.
Clint Hill was a young secret service agent assigned to Dwight Eisenhower when John F. Kennedy was elected president. He was then assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy, and wasn’t happy about what he believed was a demotion, and envisioned ‘daily doses of fashion shows and ballets’. But as he came to know and respect Mrs. Kennedy, a deep friendship developed between them. He was assigned to her and her children until after the presidential election of 1964.
This book has no startling revelations, nothing really new about the Kennedy’s. It is an open, honest account by a public servant of the years he spent in the service of our country and its first family. I don’t often read books about ‘celebrities’, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.