Jackie After Jack: Portrait of the Lady

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Thorndike Press, Aug 20, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 726 pages
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Jack was the love of my life. No one will ever know a big part of me died with him. Jackie Kennedy was only thirty-four when Camelot ended with a blaze of gunfire on November 22, 1963. Here Christopher Andersen draws on previously sealed archival material and newly declassified documents to paint a sympathetic, yet often startling portrait of Jackie in all her complexity. Alone after Dallas, Jackie summoned the strength and dignity to go on ...

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

I gave this 3.5 stars. While it was certainly interesting, it took a long time to slog through it. Some times trashy, and then at other times engaging, it is difficult to know what was true and untrue ... Read full review

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User Review  - dara85 - LibraryThing

This book used many, many sources and seems to be well documented. It shows two sides to Jackie, good and bad. At times she could be very, very, giving and at other times very self-absorbed. I truly think she never got over the death of Jack until many years later. Read full review


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Christopher Andersen was born on May 26, 1949. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and joined the staff of Time Magazine as a contributing editor in 1969. He was the senior editor of People Magazine from 1974 to 1986. He has also written for numerous publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Life, and Vanity Fair. He has written over 25 books. His early nonfiction books range from psychology in The Name Game to true crime in The Serpent's Tooth to art collecting in The Best of Everything. He is best known for his biographies including Somewhere in Heaven: The Remarkable Love Story of Dana and Christopher Reeve, The Day John Died, Madonna Unauthorized, and These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. He received the Joan's Legacy Award for excellence in journalism regarding lung cancer in 2008. In 2016 Andersen's title Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne made the New York Time bestseller list.

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