BOOK SIGNING | Witness to History, Clint Hill, Shares His Story of Five Presidents
There is nothing like a first-person account to learn history, and area residents have a chance for that unique kind of face-to-face lesson on Wednesday, May 18. You can’t get a better primary source to the period than Clint Hill, a career Secret Service agent, who shares his story of serving under five presidents: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. What a remarkable and important time that was!
Hill, with the help of co-writer Lisa McCubbin, has a new book release of significance in Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Hill and McCubbin will discuss their new book at a special Anderson’s Bookshop event on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane in Naperville. Tickets are required and available with the purchase of the featured book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave, (630) 355-2665, or www.andersonsbookshop.com. The writing partners are already #1 New York Times bestselling authors with their earlier books: The Kennedy Detail, Five Days in November and Mrs. Kennedy and Me.
LUNCHEON ALSO AVAILABLE Place reservations to a special luncheon event earlier in the day, May 18. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. to a lunch event at Chicago's Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct. The reservation, $40 each, secures a spot at lunch and the afternoon's program with Hill and McCubbin. A copy of the new book is NOT included. Please contact Anderson's Bookshop to be included.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. 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 session
-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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Clint Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. A former Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination, Hill remained assigned to Mrs. Kennedy until after the 1964 election. He then was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House and later to Richard Nixon, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of the Secret Service for all protection. He retired in 1975.
Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist who has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She is the coauthor of Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Five Days in November, and The Kennedy Detail.
ABOUT ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOPS:
Sponsoring this upcoming program is Anderson’s Bookshops, specializing in book sales, author events, booksignings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community. Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, 26 S. La Grange Road, (708) 582-6353. A gift shop, Anderson’s Two-Doors East, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., operates in Naperville. Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the May 18 program with Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. To keep updated about other Anderson’s events, please visit www.andersonsbookshop.com.