A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 21, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
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In 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, the beautiful, rebellious, and intelligent ex-wife of a top CIA official, was killed on a quiet Georgetown towpath near her home. Mary Meyer was a secret mistress of President John F. Kennedy, whom she had known since private school days, and after her death, reports that she had kept a diary set off a tense search by her brother-in-law, newsman Ben Bradlee, and CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. But the only suspect in her murder was acquitted, and today her life and death are still a source of intense speculation, as Nina Burleigh reveals in her widely praised book, the first to examine this haunting story.


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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

This is the story of Mary Meyer - President Kennedy's mistress. I read this and it was very good, if a little over-involved in the writing. I liked this story very much and give it a B+! Read full review

A VERY PRIVATE WOMAN: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer

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The most riveting personality in this thin biography by freelance writer Burleigh is not its murdered subject, Georgetown socialite Mary Meyer, but instead the lawyer who successfully defended the ... Read full review

Contents

Inlrodurtion 4
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MURDER IN GEORGETOWN an
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GREY TOWERS
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vmcHoT
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THE IDEALISTS 1
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EXPERIMENTS at
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JACK AND MARY A
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CRUMP 22 8
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JUSTICE A
252
1IALF LIGHT
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Nina Burleigh's articles have appeared in Time, The Washington Post,The Chicago Tribune, and New York Magazine. She lives in New York.


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