Five Presidents by Clint Hill audiobook

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

By Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
Read by George Newbern

Simon & Schuster Audio
14.52 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. 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 M. Nixon. Some of his stunning, never-before-revealed anecdotes include: Eisenhower’s reaction at Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev’s refusal to talk following the U-2 incident. The torture of watching himself in the Zapruder film in a Secret Service training. Johnson’s virtual imprisonment in the White House during violent anti-Vietnam protests. His decision to place White House files under protection after a midnight phone call about Watergate. The challenges of protecting Ford after he pardoned Nixon. With a unique insider’s perspective, Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents, revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions.

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A New York Times Bestseller

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A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. 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 M. Nixon.

Some of his stunning, never-before-revealed anecdotes include:

  • Eisenhower’s reaction at Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev’s refusal to talk following the U-2 incident.
  • The torture of watching himself in the Zapruder film in a Secret Service training.
  • Johnson’s virtual imprisonment in the White House during violent anti-Vietnam protests.
  • His decision to place White House files under protection after a midnight phone call about Watergate.
  • The challenges of protecting Ford after he pardoned Nixon.

With a unique insider’s perspective, Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents, revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Former Secret Service agent Hill, with journalist McCubbin, expands on his previous books that detailed his time protecting John and Jacqueline Kennedy with this logbook-esque memoir of serving in five presidential administrations from 1958 to 1975. Starting as a young agent during Dwight Eisenhower’s second term, Hill was impressed by the aging president’s stamina and ability to work in a daily round of golf no matter his schedule. With Kennedy’s election in 1960, Hill was reassigned to the president’s wife, Jackie. This is how he came to jump onto the presidential motorcade during the Kennedy assassination—a heroic action immortalized in the infamous Zapruder film. Suffering from undiagnosed PTSD, Hill nevertheless stayed on to guard Lyndon Johnson, Spiro Agnew, and Gerald Ford, witnessing turbulent elections, assassinations, and the effects of the Vietnam War and Watergate along the way. The best moments are the surprising, intimate ones with the presidents and their families…An eloquently written travelog through midcentury America from the periphery of political power.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Clint Hill

Author Bio: Clint Hill

Clint Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. A former Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination, Hill remained assigned to Mrs. Kennedy until after the 1964 election. He then was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House and later to Richard Nixon, eventually becoming the assistant director of the Secret Service for all protection. He retired in 1975.

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Author Bio: Lisa McCubbin

Author Bio: Lisa McCubbin

Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a television news anchor, reporter, and host of her own radio show. She also spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Kennedy Detail.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English