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Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin - "Five Presidents"

Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin - "Five Presidents"

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

Warwick's is hosting former secret service agent Clint Hill and award-winning journalist Lisa McCubbin on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:30pm to discuss and sign their book Five Presidents. Clint HIll is former Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination and he with Lisa McCubbin is the bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

 

 

Casey Schwartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency.

Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation. 

Hill walked alongside Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, and Gerald R. 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 M. Nixon. 

Some of his stunning, never-before-revealed anecdotes include: 
-Eisenhower's reaction at Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev's refusal to talk following the U-2 incident
-The torture of watching himself in the Zapruder film in a Secret Service training
-Johnson's virtual imprisonment in the White House during violent anti-Vietnam protests
-His decision to place White House files under protection after a midnight phone call about Watergate
-The challenges of protecting Ford after he pardoned Nixon 

With a unique insider's perspective, Hill sheds new light on the character and personality of these five presidents, revealing their humanity in the face of grave decisions.