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Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford / Clint Hill, with Lisa McCubbin.

Hill, Clint. (Author). McCubbin, Lisa, (author.).


Retired Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history to life with this rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency. Hill delivers a stunning perspective from the eyes of an everyman who saw some of the most historic moments of the 20th century during his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford, seeing them through a long, tumultuous era: the Cold War; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy; the Vietnam War; Watergate and the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon. With a unique insider's perspective and a moving touch, Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents, revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions. Adapted from dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781476794136
  • ISBN: 1476794138
  • ISBN: 9781476794143
  • ISBN: 1476794146
  • Physical Description: x, 451 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Walking beside history -- Part I. With President Eisenhower. The secret dead body ; The White House detail ; The eleven-nation tour ; The South American tour ; Spying on the Soviets ; The Asian trip ; The 1960 presidential campaign -- Part II. With President Kennedy. On the first lady detail ; Palm Beach ; Traveling with the Kennedys: Europe ; Hyannis Port ; Traveling with the Kennedys: South America and Mexico ; The Cuban Missile Crisis ; 1963: great expectations ; Triumph and tragedy ; The trip to Texas ; Dallas ; The funeral ; The year after -- Part III. With President Johnson. The LBJ Ranch ; Inauguration 1965 ; The civil-rights president ; A president's burdens ; Traveling with LBJ: Honolulu and Mexico City ; Traveling with LBJ: down under ; 1967 ; 1968 ; Loyalty ; Last days with LBJ -- Part IV. With Presidents Nixon and Ford. Vice President Spiro Agnew ; Beware Greeks bearing gifts ; A visit from Elvis ; 1971 ; 1972: the beginning of the end ; A White House in turmoil ; The unraveling of a presidency ; History takes its toll ; Epilogue: 60 minutes.
Subject: Hill, Clint.
United States. Secret Service > Officials and employees > Biography.
Presidents > Protection > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library HV 7911 .H55 A3 2016 30775305508955 General Collection Available -

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