Five Presidents

Five Presidents

My Extraordinary Journey With Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476794143
1476794146
9781476794136
1476794138
9781476794174
Branch Call Number: 921 Hill
Description: x, 451 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McCubbin, Lisa

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dthomas6
Nov 19, 2016

Revealing insight into five wildly different Presidents' character. Some of it is predictable: Kennedy was warm, Nixon ice-cold, LBJ cantankerous and unpredictable. But who knew Ike had a serious addiction? Playing 18 holes of golf 12 straight days. Or that Spiro Agnew was actually fun, charming and inclusive? Good stuff here.

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cardigramma
Sep 22, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of behind the scenes information about the presidents and Secret Service procedures. Mr. Hill's anguish over the Kennedy assassination was vividly described.

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