Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/3/2015
  • Publisher: Griffin

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"An intimate and revealing look at one of the twentieth century's most remarkable—and misunderstood women." —KIRKUS REVIEWS

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis: The Untold Story is the first book to document Jackie's thirty-one-year struggle with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here is the woman as she has never been seen before. Barbara Leaming explores the seemingly magical world of Jackie's youth, her fairy-tale marriage to a wealthy and handsome senator and presidential candidate and her astonishing transformation into a deft political wife and unique First Lady. This spirited young woman's rejection of the idea of a "safe marriage" as the wife of some socially prominent but utterly predictable man led her to JFK and, in time, international fame. But the trauma of her husband's murder would damage her far more than has been known. Until now.

While the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis has been examined and scrutinized countless times, it is only now that we can truly understand the woman behind the facade, the untold story of this iconic woman.

Author Biography

BARBARA LEAMING is a New York Times bestselling author. Three of her biographies have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her recent book, Churchill Defiant, received the Emery Reves Award from the International Churchill Centre. Leaming's articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Times of London, and other publications. She lives in Connecticut.

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