Clint Hill – the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me – is set to publish a new memoir based on his time protecting the late First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Forever etched in our memories as the secret service agent who jumped onto John F. Kennedy’s limousine after the president was shot in Dallas on that fateful day in November 1963, Clint Hill — appointed protector of the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — has a new book. My Travels With Mrs. Kennedy documents his experiences protecting the iconic former first lady.
Stirred by long-forgotten photos and letters discovered in an old trunk, Hill put pen to paper to share with us his time spent guarding Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
In his new book, My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy, Hill shares the private moments, the laughs, and the adventures with one of the world’s most famous women during her time as first lady, as well as the aftermath of the assassination of her husband.
Hill notes that “when you travel with someone…you experience things that can’t be fully appreciated by anyone who wasn’t there.”
The book will feature more than 200 rare and never-before-published photographs, and stories about his time spent travelling with Mrs. Kennedy through Europe, Asia, and South America.
I think we could all use a little Camelot right now. #travelswithjackie https://t.co/y99Z8cnt5K
— Clint Hill (@ClintHill_SS) April 6, 2022
Serving as a secret service Agent from 1958 to 1975, Clint Hill was awarded the nation’s highest civilian award for bravery and courage and for his swift actions on the day that JFK was assassinated. He went on to work for the subsequent president, Lyndon B. Johnson, and eventually became the Assistant Director of the Secret Service.
Hill and his co-author and wife Lisa McCubbin Hill are the authors of three previous memoirs: Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Five Days in November, and Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.
My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy is slated for publication on October 11, 2022.