Five Presidents

Five Presidents

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

Audiobook CD - 2016 | Unabridged.
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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: [UNITED STATES] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781508223672
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (885 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: McCubbin, Lisa - Author
Newbern, George
Contents: 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
Triumphand 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.
Summary: 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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