Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage
Theirs was one of the great love stories of our time. Indeed, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, captured and have held the world's imagination as perhaps no other husband and wife in modern history. Yet despite the billions of words that have been written about this most golden of couples, the true nature of their relationship has been veiled in mystery and mystique.
Until now. With stunning information from important sources, some of whom were sworn to secrecy until Jackie's death in May 1994, and previously sealed archival material, international best-selling author Christopher Andersen examines their unique partnership and the courage, grace, and humor that defined it. In the manner of Joseph Lash's insightful Eleanor and Franklin, Jack and Jackie is packed with startling revelations about the secrets and events that shaped their lives, including:
An inspiring, sympathetic, and compelling look at two mythic figures, Jack and Jackie is more than just the definitive portrait of their marriage. It is a glittering fairy tale, a stirring saga of triumph and tragedy, and -- above all else -- a love story.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - briandrewz - LibraryThing
This was an interesting take on one of the most famous marriages of the twentieth century. Though it relies heavily on testimony from close "friends" and acquaintances of the Kennedys, the book gives ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lunza - LibraryThing
Interesting read. He makes the case that Jackie was after money; that Jack needed a wife to run for president and fulfill his father's ambitions; that Jackie tolerated Jack's philandering because her ... Read full review