Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy

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    Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the New York Times bestsellingA Patriot's Handbook, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, A Family Christmas, and the coauthor ofThe Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She lives in New York City.

    In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, for the first time, they can be heard and read in this deluxe, illustrated book and 8-CD set.

    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.

    The resulting eight and a half hours of material comprises a unique and compelling record of a tumultuous era, providing fresh insights on the many significant people and events that shaped JFK’s presidency but also shedding new light on the man behind the momentous decisions. Here are JFK’s unscripted opinions on a host of revealing subjects, including his thoughts and feelings about his brothers Robert and Ted, and his take on world leaders past and present, giving us perhaps the most informed, genuine, and immediate portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy we shall ever have. Mrs. Kennedy’s urbane perspective, her candor, and her flashes of wit also give us our clearest glimpse into the active mind of a remarkable First Lady.

    In conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s Inauguration, Caroline Kennedy and the Kennedy family are now releasing these beautifully restored recordings on CDs with accompanying transcripts. Introduced and annotated by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, these interviews will add an exciting new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of President Kennedy and his time and make the past come alive through the words and voice of an eloquent eyewitness to histor

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    ISBN 9781401324254
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Pages 368
    Publisher Date 2011-09-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hachette Books
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.75 in
    Thickness 1.75 in
    Unit weight 2.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Historic Conversations on Life With John F. Kennedy
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy

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    • Jacqueline Kennedy w/tapes

      As this is a book w/CD's, the rest of the review is based on the actual story/interview being interesting and true to life. The product was received in good condition. I had 3 of these books w/the CD's.

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    • Jacqueline Kennedy

      I bought this as a Christmas gift for a friend, and in looking at the book I know she will love it.

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    • Jacqueline Kennedy (Hardcover)

      As I said it is a gift and I did not open it. It had DVD's also which was a surprise.

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    • Good quality paper

      I ordered this book for my mother - she loves historical informational books. She had been trying to find it in different places and was not able to. She says she likes the book - that it's very interesting. We also liked the price which was lower than we had found before in other venues. She is not very mobile and can't walk long distances, so shopping online has become very important for her entertainment.

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    • Wonderful Book with CD's

      I could hardly believe I was getting a book and 8 CDs for such a low price. What a bargin it was! I have listened to 4 of the tapes so far and it is mesmerizing. I was 13 when John Kennedy was assasinated and I love to read any history about the Kennedys. It is so interesting listening to Jaqueline Kennedy tell about their life. There is so much we never knew. Do yourself a favor and purchase this set.

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