The Kennedy detail: JFK's secret service agents break their silence

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Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly fifty years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now. Hill was just eight feet from President Kennedy when bullets pierced the president's head right before his eyes. Covered with blood, Agent Hill pushed Jackie Kennedy into the back seat. Clinging to the trunk of the open-top limousine as it sped away from Dealey Plaza to Parkland Hospital, he slammed his fist in anger, as he looked back to the agents in the follow-up car. His eyes, filled with despair, told them what they already knew. Including contributions from over forty agents who were on the Kennedy Detail from November 1960 to November 1963 and those who knew them, never-before-published letters written by Jackie Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, the bizarre unpublished story about a film Jackie made in September 1963 with the on-duty Secret Service agents about an assassination of the president, and the original November 18, 1963, Tampa security report from the author's personal files, which conspiracy theorists have long claimed was destroyed by the Secret Service, The Kennedy Detail provides an unfiltered look at the events surrounding this pivotal moment in American history.
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table_of_contents Introduction : when time stood still -- The men -- On the detail -- The president-elect detail -- The threats -- The advance -- The risks -- The first lady's detail -- The job -- The summer of '63 -- The reelection campaign -- Rising tensions -- Texas -- That day -- The final hours -- Six seconds in Dallas -- Breakdown -- The unimaginable -- Darkness falls -- No time for tears -- Burial -- Our lives -- The end of Camelot -- The Johnson detail -- The pendulum falls -- The verdict -- Confronting conspiracies -- Clint Hill : witness to history -- Clint Hill : don't call me hero.
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title The Kennedy detail : JFK's secret service agents break their silence
title_display The Kennedy detail : JFK's secret service agents break their silence
title_full The Kennedy detail : JFK's secret service agents break their silence / Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin, The Kennedy detail : JFK's secret service agents break their silence [electronic resource] / Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin
title_short The Kennedy detail :
title_sort kennedy detail jfk's secret service agents break their silence
title_sub JFK's secret service agents break their silence
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State, HISTORY / United States / 20th Century, Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Assassination, United States. Secret Service Officials and employees Biography
topic_facet Assassination, Kennedy, John F, Officials and employees