9781250017642

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250017642

  • ISBN10:

    1250017645

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/28/2014
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Summary

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

The untold story of how one woman's life was changed forever in a matter of seconds by a horrific trauma.

Barbara Leaming's extraordinary and deeply sensitive biography is the first book to document Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' brutal, lonely and valiant thirty-one year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that followed JFK's assassination.

Here is the woman as she has never been seen before. In heartrending detail, we witness a struggle that unfolded at times before our own eyes, but which we failed to understand.

Leaming's biography also makes clear the pattern of Jackie's life as a whole. We see how a spirited young woman's rejection of a predictable life led her to John F. Kennedy and the White House, how she sought to reconcile the conflicts of her marriage and the role she was to play, and how the trauma of her husband's murder which left her soaked in his blood and brains led her to seek a very different kind of life from the one she'd previously sought.

A life story that has been scrutinized countless times, seen here for the first time as the serious and important story that it is. A story for our times at a moment when we as a nation need more than ever to understand the impact of trauma.

Author Biography

BARBARA LEAMING is the author of acclaimed biographies of Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, and many others. Two of Leaming’s books have been New York Times bestsellers and three have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her articles have appeared in many publications in the United States and Europe, including the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the Times of London.

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