The End of an Age of Innocence

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.

Clint Hill


Clint Hill is a retired United States Secret Service agent who will forever be remembered for his courageous actions in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination. Assigned to protect Jacqueline Kennedy, Hill remained with Mrs. Kennedy and the children for one year after the tragedy. Proudly and humbly serving five presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford—Hill rose through the ranks of the most elite protective force in the world, during the tumultuous time that encompassed the Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, and Watergate. He retired in 1975 as Assistant Director, United States Secret Service, responsible for all protective forces. In 2012, he penned his remarkable memoir, Mrs. Kennedy and Me, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Speaking Engagements

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Media: Clint Hill & Lisa McCubbin


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Author Appearances

Join Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin at the following appearances.

NOV 19

7:00 PM CT
in person appearance
HENRY FORD MUSEUM
Presentation/Booksigning
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124

NOV 20

radio appearance
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Weekend Edition
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NOV 20

7:00 PM ET
in person appearance
NEWSEUM
Presentation with Bob Schieffer
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

NOV 22

8:00 AM CT
in person appearance
FORT WORTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Presentation (Premiere)
777 Taylor Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

NOV 23

11:00 AM CT
in person appearance
SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM
Booksigning
411 Elm Street
7th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202-3308

NOV 23

11:00 AM CT
in person appearance
SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM
Booksigning
411 Elm Street
7th Floor Gallery
Dallas, TX 3308

NOV 23

3:00 PM CT
in person appearance
HALF PRICE BOOKS
Booksigning
5803 E Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231

NOV 25

7:00 PM ET
in person appearance
ALGONQUIN HOTEL
Presentation/Booksigning
59 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

NOV 26

7:00 PM ET
in person appearance
BARNES & NOBLE
Talk/Q&A/Signing
2289 Broadway at 82nd St.
New York, NY 10024

DEC 6

7:00 PM PT
in person appearance
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925