Five Days in November

Five Days in November

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The New York Times bestselling authors of Mrs. Kennedy and Me share the stories behind the five infamous, tragic days surrounding JFK's assassination-alongside revealing and iconic photographs-published in remembrance of the beloved president on the fiftieth anniversary of his death.

On November 22, 1963, three shots were fired in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the world stopped for four days. For an entire generation, it was the end of an age of innocence.

That evening, a photo ran on the front pages of newspapers across the world, showing a Secret Service agent jumping on the back of the presidential limousine in a desperate attempt to protect the President and Mrs. Kennedy. That agent was Clint Hill.

Now Secret Service Agent Clint Hill commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy with this stunning book containing more than 150 photos, each accompanied by Hill's incomparable insider account of those terrible days. With poignant narration accompanying rarely seen images, we witness three-year-old John Kennedy Jr.'s pleas to come to Texas with his parents and the rapturous crowds of mixed ages and races that greeted the Kennedys at every stop in Texas. We stand beside a shaken Lyndon Johnson as he is hurriedly sworn in as the new president. We experience the first lady's steely courage when she insists on walking through the streets of Washington, D.C., in her husband's funeral procession.

A story that has taken Clint Hill fifty years to tell, this is a work of personal and historical scope. Besides the unbearable grief of a nation and the monumental consequences of the event, the death of JFK was a personal blow to a man sworn to protect the first family, and who knew, from the moment the shots rang out in Dallas, that nothing would ever be the same.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Gallery Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781476731490
1476731497
Branch Call Number: 973.922092 Kenne -H
Characteristics: xi, 243 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: McCubbin, Lisa

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dairyqueen May 21, 2014

Fascinating read! This book inspired me to learn more about JFK's assassination. It also made me realize how far technologically we have advanced.

ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2013

"In Five Days in November, former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill recounts details of the last few days of President John F. Kennedy's life. Hill was the agent assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, and he accompanied the Kennedys from their departure from Washington in November, 1963 to the moment of the President's assassination in Dallas (Hill was the one who jumped onto the trunk of the car, hoping to protect the couple). Hill provides a riveting historical testament in this portrait of the events through personal recollections and photographs." Biography and Memoir December 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=712601

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