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Meet the Author: Lisa McCubbin and Clint Hill

Date/time: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Blackman Auditorium
Type: 
author talk
Topic: 
Author Talks

Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the Secret Service agent who jumped onto the back of President John F. Kennedy's limousine in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 in a heroic effort to shield the president from an assassin's bullets. Hill's primary responsibility was the protection of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and for his actions that day, Hill received the nation's highest award for bravery. 

 

Even though the world viewed him as a hero, Hill lived with overwhelming feelings of guilt and responsibility for being unable to save President Kennedy, and after retiring in 1975, he languished for decades in what he calls his "emotional prison."  In 2012 Hill collaborated with journalist Lisa McCubbin (mother of a Northeastern University student)  to write his poignant memoir, MRS. KENNEDY AND ME, which became a #1 New York Times Best Seller, and served as a catharsis for Hill to face his demons and finally realize he had done all he could that dreadful day in Dallas. In 2013, they collaborated on another bestseller, FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER.

 

McCubbin and Hill bring history to life with stunning rare photos and videos as Clint Hill tells his story--how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the most captivating First Lady of our time. With tender, often humorous anecdotes about life with the Kennedy family during those years of Camelot, as well as his riveting moment-by-moment account of what really happened that day in Dallas, Hill's incredible story is one of courage, integrity, and resilience. 

 

Q&A and book signing will follow.

For more information, please contact:

Nina Shah

617.373.5452

401.864.9064

nin.shah [at] neu.edu