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Jacqueline Kennedy : historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy

Author: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Michael R Beschloss
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; John F (John Fitzgerald) Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Michael R Beschloss
ISBN: 9781401324254 1401324258
OCLC Number: 824671356
Notes: This book has an audio companion on CD, located in the Audiobook section of the library. CDS 973.922 O583 2011.
Description: xxxii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy
Responsibility: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis ; interviews with Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., 1964 ; foreword by Caroline Kennedy ; introduction and annotations by Michael Beschloss.

Abstract:

Shortly after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, with a nation deep in mourning and the world looking on in stunned disbelief, Jacqueline Kennedy found the strength to set aside her own personal grief for the sake of posterity and begin the task of documenting and preserving her husband's legacy. In January of 1964, she and Robert F. Kennedy approved a planned oral-history project that would capture their first-hand accounts of the late President as well as the recollections of those closest to him throughout his extraordinary political career. For the rest of her life, the famously private Jacqueline Kennedy steadfastly refused to discuss her memories of those years, but beginning that March, she fulfilled her obligation to future generations of Americans by sitting down with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and recording an astonishingly detailed and unvarnished account of her experiences and impressions as the wife and confidante of John F. Kennedy. The tapes of those sessions were then sealed and later deposited in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum upon its completion, in accordance with Mrs. Kennedy's wishes.
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