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Monday, March 13, 2017

Finished "Five Presidents"

Finally, after nine months after getting it, I've finished reading former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill's book, Five Presidents.

I had pre-ordered a personalized autographed book before heading up to Corte Madera in Marin County in early June to attend a talk and book signing at Book Passage by Clint Hill and co-author Lisa McCubbin.

Not that it was a thick or difficult book to read, it seemed that each time I was going to sit and read it, something else would come up or I was just too tired to read. Usually, I can finish a book of this type (non-fiction) in a couple of sittings.

Above, Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin at Book Passage. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It was an interesting look at Hill's career as a secret service agent from the Eisenhower years to the early months of Gerald Ford's presidency.

Pretty much everything that occurred during those years are covered in the book including the Kennedy assassination, LBJ's Viet Nam troubles, Elvis Presley's visit with Nixon and Watergate.

For those who are interested in historical events from people who were there and able to give first-hand accounts, Five Presidents is a very satisfying read.

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